One of the great things about Sedona is the access to the National Forest. The Coconino National Forest provides miles and miles of trails for recreation. Most are suitable for horse back riding and offer some of the most stunning views imaginable. It's like riding in a Western movie as so many were filmed here from the 30's on.
Each property is different due to topography, water availability, equine facilities (or lack of), your style of riding and access to trails without trailering the horse. When looking for horse property in Sedona, these are a few of the things to consider.
If you own a horse, Sedona has some boarding facilities but many times horse owners want the horses on their property.We own horses ourselves and can help you narrow down the properties to find a suitable one for you. A new area for a horse owner can seem daunting but we can point you in the right direction for questions like: What Vet do you use? Where do you buy hay/alfalfa? What farrier choices do I have? What horse trainers are there? Where do we board if we go out of town?
In Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek has the most trails we are familiar with. We board at Horse Mesa Ranch and you can ride straight off the Ranch and have large number of choices of trails. Trails for all skill levels are available. Most are easy riding. You'll find the majority of riders here keep their horses 'barefoot', no shoes. Horse shoes don't give much traction on Sedona Red Rock. You'll find that coming up out of Arroyos you may have to clamber up some rock ledge.
As real estate agents and horse owners, we love helping out clients find the right Sedona horse property for them and their horses. Give us a call and we will go over the options available to you. Other adjoining communities, particularly Cornville and Camp Verde, have horse properties and ranches available as well.