FAQ

GENERAL

Q. Where is Blazing Saddles?
A. We are located at Yorkeys Knob - 10 minutes North of Cairns.

Q. Do you provide coach transfers?
A. Yes we offer free transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches.

Q. Do you need any experience?
A. Absolutely no experience is necessary however, we do divide groups to cater for the more experienced riders.

Q. How long is the tour?
A. From pickup point to drop off point the tour is approximately 3 hours in duration. This includes transfers, meals, safety lesson and approximately 1.5 hours on your horse (generally covering about 4 to 5 kilometres).

Q. How many guides do you have on each trip?
A. Generally we have a minimum of 1 guide for every 6 customers.

Q. How many people can you take on each trip?
A. We can take up to 20 people on our horseriding tour and 20 people on our ATV tour. Groups are usually kept to a maximum of 12 people unless a larger group specifically requested. We operate with a minimum of 2 people per trip

Q. Are your guides experienced?
A. Yes, all of our senior guides are well versed in horse and ATV riding. They are genuine and friendly and will ensure that you are at ease.

Q. Do you have a Japanese speaking guide?
A. Yes, we always have a Japanese speaking guide on duty.

Q. Do you have a 24 hours reservation line?
A. Yes, you can book by internet (on this site) or you can phone our 24 hour number 07 4055 7400.

Q. Do you have credit card facilities?
A. Yes, we accept MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Bankcard and EFTpos.

Q. Do you take photos?
A. Yes, We have a professional photographer on site.

Q. Do you operate all year?
A. We are open 7 days a week all year except for Christmas Day and New Years Day

OUR HORSES

Q. How many horses do you have?
A. We have 30 fabulous healthy horses. All with individual characters and great temperaments.

Q. What kind or horses do you have?
A. We stable mainly Australian Stock Horses but we also have a selection of Quarter Horses, Arabians and many others.

Q. How big are your horses?
A. We have a great variety of sizes but most of our horses would average 14 to 15 hands high.

Q. Will there be a lesson prior to the ride?
A. Yes, our guides will give you an introduction to your horse so you feel comfortable before you leave the lesson area.

Q. What kind of equipment do you use?
A. We use Australian Stock Saddles. We are the only horseriding company to exclusively use “Saferider” stirrups with a quick release mechanism to prevent accidents.

OUR ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV)

Q. How many ATV’s do you have?
A. We have 20 Honda TRX 250 ATV’s and 12 Honda TRX 90 ATV’s.

Q. Do you need a license?
A. No license is necessary. These machines are easy to ride and our obstacle course will help you improve your skill.

Q. How old are the ATV’s?
A. We have a 1 year replacement schedule.