Horseback riding through the Labor Day weekend

Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 11:15 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - COVID-19 may have made it hard to find activities to do on Labor Day. Over at Dusty Trails, some people chose to saddle up to enjoy this holiday weekend.

Horse lovers and riders of all ages rode through Buffalo Bill’s Historic Ranch and along the North Platte River keeping their eyes open for wildlife as they galloped through the beautiful serene landscape.

All of the riders were a horse apart complying with CDC social distancing guidelines which made this a great activity on Labor Day Weekend. The Dusty Trail provided the perfect setting to spend time with family while creating memories to last lifetime.

While most rode through the ranch in style, other visitors took advantage of other opportunities the ranch has to offer. Dusty Trails has a petting zoo with goats, a miniature pony, donkey, mule, and even a six foot tall ox.

There is always something to do at Dusty Trails. In October, Dusty’s pumpkin patch at will be over by the Buffalo Bill Ranch. There will activities from all ages including a giant hay slide, miniature golf, a train and much more.

With everything that goes on at the Dusty Trail, there is one thing that Dusty Barner, owner of Dusty Trails, feels is the most rewarding.

“I really enjoy working with the kids and watching them overcome their fears. Not only that but some kids really have hard time focusing and following instructions. Once you get out and start working with the horses, they realize they do have to pay attention and follow along in order to get along with their horse well.”

Dusty’s Trail offers horseback riding lessons, or academies. Students are not just sitting on a horse; they are following another as they would on the trail rides.

Visit for more information regarding the upcoming events or academies.

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