Summer Horse Programs

Trail Rides are still on hold.

Come enjoy our scenic trail that winds through the heart of our woodlands and leads to one of the natural highest points in Fort Worth – Lookout Point! 

All riders must attend safety session and demonstrate that they can start, stop and steer their horse before heading out on the trail. All riders must wear heeled boots, long pants, and an equestrian helmet. Loaner boots and helmets are available at no charge.  Ages 8 and up. Pricing is $25 per rider.

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride is YMCA Camp Carter’s Summer Horse Camp for 8 to 16 year olds.

 Ready to Ride includes a one hour ground lesson every day (could include: learning the parts of a Western or English saddle, learning the parts of the horse, how to groom, lead and saddle, how to measure height and weight of a horse, different breeds, colors and markings and the Native Trail of Painted Ponies) and one hour mounted group riding lesson every day (could include: learning the four natural aids, correct riding position, balance, starting, stopping, steering, mounting, dismounting, playing games on horseback, or trail riding).

Space is very limited and many weeks will have a waiting list. Sessions begin at 8:30 AM and end approximately 11:00 AM. At this time Campers enrolled in Summer Day Camp can NOT attend this stand alone activity due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2020 Sessions

Week #3 – 6/15/2020-6/18/2020
Week #4 – 6/22/2020-6/25/2020
Week #5 – 6/29/2020-07/02/2020
Week #7 –7/6/2020-7/09/2020
Week #8 – 7/13/2020-7/16/2020
Week #9 – 7/20/2020- 07/23/2020


What to bring…

All participants must wear jeans or riding breaches! Please also bring a water bottle. Participants may wear their own smooth soled Cowboy/Cowgirl style boots and may bring their own current horseback riding helmet (subject to staff inspection and approval). We also have loaner boots and helmets available for use.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

[email protected] or at (817) 738-9241