Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are you located?
A: Directions to Rockin R Rides will be provided with confirmed reservations. We are located only about 2 miles/5minutes outside of Custer. 15-20 min. from Hill City, 30 min. from Keystone, 45 min. from Hot Springs and 50-60 min. from Rapid City, SD.
Q: What days are you open?
A: We are open 6 to 7 days/week, weather permitting through September by reservations only.
Q: What time are the rides?
A: Generally there are 2 ride times in the morning and one ride time in early afternoon.
Q: Do we need to make reservations?
A: Rides are by reservations ONLY; same day reservations are possible based on availability.
Q: Do we need to arrive early?
A: Yes, we request that you arrive 20 - 30 min. prior to your scheduled ride time to sign release forms and for pre-ride instructions.
Q: Is there an age restriction?
A: Yes, minimum age to ride is 8 yr. old. Everyone is on their own horse and in control of their own horse.
Q: Can my kids ride with me on my horse?
A: No, we do not allow double riding for safety reasons.
Q: Is there a weight restriction?
A: Yes, our weight limit is 200 lb. height/weight proportionate and per guides discretion. This is due to the more challenging terrain of our rides and for the safety of the riders as well as the well being and safety of the horses.
Q: Can I ride if I am pregnant?
A: No, for safety reasons pregnant riders are not allowed.
Q: What should we wear?
A: Long pants and closed toed shoes are recommended.
Q: Can we bring a camera?
A: Yes, we have saddle bags for camera, water etc. Your guide may ask you to refrain from taking pictures or video at times in order to ensure the safety of the ride.
Q: Can we run the horses?
A: No, the ride is a single file, guided, walking ride for your safety and to allow you to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills.
Q: Do you have riding helmets?
A: Yes, helmets are required for kids 14 yrs and under and optional for others. Helmets are provided at no extra charge.
Q: What about weather?
A: The weather can be highly variable in the Black Hills even in mid-summer. It is best to pack layers; jackets, gloves, hats are advisable especially early in the summer and in September.
Q: Will we see wildlife?
A: We frequently see Deer, Hawks, Turkey Vultures, Marmots and sometimes Coyotes or Elk. Bison are located only in Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park.