Our Spirit of the West team is dedicated to delivering clean, safe and fun nature adventures. Guests can expect to create memorable experiences with the peace of mind that their well-being is of upmost importance and all safety precautions have been implemented. We look forward to welcoming you back to Spirit of the West!
Please read our COVID-19 Protocols carefully to ensure your safety and those around you.
Horses and the Virus
According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) the current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human-to-human transmission, and, to date, there is no evidence that companion animals play a significant role in spreading the disease. To date, there have been no reports involving horses. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare.
Hand sanitizing is required before entering all transportation vehicles or mounting the horses
Riders do not need to wear a mask while on their horse, however, masks should be worn before and after the ride, or when not on a horse, when interacting with our guides and other riders (not in your group)
We observe the 6’ distancing requirements, however, in instances which require closer contact (assisting riders into the saddle) our guides will wear a mask
During the ride, horses are over 6’ apart in nose to tail formation, creating a natural physical distance that meets requirements
We disinfect our saddles and reins before and after each ride
Digital waivers are available
At this time, we have suspended our pick up service