Saddle up for a horseback-riding adventure near Sapporo as you traverse the beautiful mountain trails for a 2.5- or 3-hour riding excursion. Along the way you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the area’s unique 8-peak mountain and plenty of fresh air. This scenic riding adventure, including an introductory lesson in unique Old West-style town and well-trained horses, is perfect for participants of all experience levels. This horseback-riding trip also includes an instructor-guide and round-trip taxi fare from your hotel to the ride’s start point.
Horseback-riding tour in a rural area outside Sapporo
Receive a riding lesson from an experienced instructor
Take a gentle horse on a leisurely ride led by the instructor
Enjoy views of orchards, forest and mountain scenery
Includes round-trip taxi service with hotel pickup and drop-off
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
The combination of serene Japanese countryside and fun "wild west" town makes this a hit with the whole family.
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Centrally located accommodation in Sapporo. We will advise you if an additional fee will apply due to the location.
What To Expect
Channel your inner cowboy on a 2.5- or 3-hour horseback-riding trip through the scenic mountain countryside near Sapporo. Best of all you’ll get to experience the glory days of the American West as you start your ride in a simulated Western town, complete with stables and Old West-style wooden buildings.
Begin your horseback riding adventure with a pickup in the early morning in Sapporo by taxi, taking a 40-minute drive to the ride starting point to arrive in the morning. Start your excursion at Mustang Town, a simulated Old West village complete with all the typical structures of a Hollywood-style cowboy town.
Meet your instructor-guide for the day, also known as ‘the Sheriff,’ who will take you through a brief safety lesson, including tips for mounting your horse, holding the reins and tips for turning and stopping. Those with previous horse riding experience can request advanced tips from the instructor.
Then head out for your Wild West ‘patrol’ through the beautiful mountain trails nearby. Depending on the option you’ve selected, you’ll enjoy a 40-minute or 1-hour ride. Pass through picturesque fruit orchards and lush green hillsides along the way. You’ll also be able to spot the area’s unique 8-peak mountain visible in the distance.
Finish your horseback trip with a return by taxi to your hotel in Sapporo.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
7 years old and above children who is able to hold the reigns of horse is acceptable
Long pants, long sleeve, closed-toe shoes (Sneakers are recommended) are must
Not wheelchair accessible
Skirts, shorts, high heels, sandals are not allowed
The guide/instructor will explain what to do in simple English
Near public transportation
Taxi drivers do not speak English but knows your destination
If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Additional charges may apply in the case of any delay due to the customers always the possibility of an unexpected fall
All courses are operated with the utmost caution; however, horses are live animals so there is always the possibility of an unexpected fall
Sunscreen and bug repellent are recommended
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
A maximum of weight: 100 kg
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews
Great service - very...
lannguyen2509, Feb 2023
Great service - very helpful from driver to guides. A totally enjoyable experience for both beginners and experienced riders.
ROBERT_M, Jun 2021
After a brief ride in the arena to allow the guides to assess our abilities we went for a good hour-long ride in the neighboring forested hillside area. It was beautiful, the trees provided enough shade that we were protected from the sun and not hot, the trails were not so worn as to be dusty. The guides were very attentive and aware of potential hazards, providing us with a very safe ride. They were very friendly and outgoing. All-in-all an excellent, fun experience. Absolutely would do again.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Rob-san, thank you very much for using our service in your trip Hokkaido.
We glad to hear you enjoyed Horseback Riding at Wild Mustangs.
I will share your message with Horse ranch staff.
We hope you will enjoy riding again when you come to Hokkaido. Horseback riding in the snow is also recommended.
Just horsing around
Clement C, Dec 2018
It was a cold and wet morning when I had my riding tour. I took the shorter duration but it was fun riding again after a long break. My horse named Cindy was a patient lady, though being a Japanese horse, tends to prefer to eat fresh grass rather than dried hay. Next time, I may take a longer duration and trek further afield.
The booking through Viator went...
David_B, Mar 2018
The booking through Viator went smoothly and perfect, first time using their service. The driver was right on time to pick us up at the hotel. The private car was really nice, a higher end model. The driver didn't speak English, but was super kind. We arrived in 40 minutes to Wild Mustangs. We were treated very kindly by the staff and after putting on some insulated pants were up on the horse in no time. We spent about 15 - 20 minutes learning how to ride the horse and then went on our ride. My girlfriend had never been on a horse before, but I had. It was a good experience riding in the snow in Sapporo. The scenery was beautiful. I had imagined riding through fields of snow, but we pretty much stayed on the road, so I was a little disappointed in that, but overall a great experience.
The host and horses were wonderful...
Premendran P, Feb 2018
The host and horses were wonderful. The taxi pickup was on time as well. The driver waited till we finished and sent us back to the hotel. Only one thing was I thought I would be riding through the hills and wilderness. Turned out it was just around their designated path. Was fun with the horse but didnt really get to enjoy the nature.
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