Sleighman offering sleigh rides and other opportunities
ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - A horseback riding center in Ishpeming is continuing its unique sleigh rides this winter with its seven Norwegian Fjord Horses.
Along with sleigh rides, Sleighman offers private parties, sledding, outback trail rides and horse riding lessons. Bill Richards and his wife Tonja take people around their Ishpeming farm.
Bill “Sleighman” Richards said he wanted to start offering sleigh driving lessons in the near future. He explained what it takes to drive the horses around in winter.
“What you want to be is strong, you have to be strong with horses and [be] a good leader,” said Bill Richards.
“We ask them, you can’t tell a thousand-pound animal to do anything. So we ask them to do something and we reward them with a release,” added Bill Richards. “When they don’t do it we have to ask them again and we ask them a little bit stronger.”
If you would like to schedule your sleigh ride you can visit the Sleighman’s website here.
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