Fulfil a Bucket List Dream down in Loose Reins Country…
Learn to Ride the Western Way…
Wander through the woods or take in the views from the ridges. Discover your trail – discover yourself. Get a taste of freedom and adventure in the Dorset hills. Find kinship with one of our friendly Quarter horses and roam the trails together. Beginners or experienced riders, it’s all about loosening those reins and losing yourselves in a whole world of calm.
Choose one of our fully trained American Quarter horses to suit your riding ability, from beginner to returning rider. We give private and group Western Riding and Horsemanship lessons and we have a horse to suit your ability.
Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. One of our particular aims at Loose Reins is to help riders improve confidence levels. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to ride but have confidence issues.
Have the Ultimate Glamping Experience…
Loose Reins is where the world slows down. It’s where the daily grind is left at the gate and a place of experience, discovery and relaxation opens up. It’s where you reconnect, come together and unwind in luxurious lodges or cosy cabins. Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside, it’s the place where life’s stresses end and life’s adventures begin.
Embrace that pioneer spirit. Watch the deer in the woods and the buzzards up high. Light the woodburner and curl up on the king-size bed, under the authentic American quilt. Explore the games cupboard, swap stories of the day’s riding. Watch the sunset with a cold beer out on the porch or round the fire bowl.
Go on a Ranch Holiday…
Here at Loose Reins, the UK’s first guest ranch, the ‘Wild West’ means beautiful Dorset countryside. Stay in one of the authentic cedar cabins or canvas pioneer lodges and enjoy the simple things in life, with the most comfort possible.
Our unique cabins and lodges in their stunning location are like no other. Set on the edges of the coombe, surrounded by paddocks containing our beautiful American Quarter Horses, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting you’re in Dorset.
You can learn everything about Western riding and horsemanship at Loose Reins, all with a stunning and peaceful backdrop. Improve your horsemanship techniques, your
overall relationship with your horse and your fitness levels. We teach private and group lessons for all abilities from complete novice to returning riders. We also specialise in helping with confidence issues around horses and all lessons can be tailored to individual needs.
Trail riding at Loose Reins is the perfect way to unwind. Take in your surroundings, connect with your horse and feel that sense of escape, liberty and adventure. Choose one of the many amazing trails over the Wessex Ridgeway or across hundreds of acres of Dorset countryside.