Goats are very goaty and sheep are sheepish. They will knock over your just purchased drink, forcing you to purchase another. They will cause you to spill your just purchased container of treats, forcing you to buy another. They get commission on every additional purchase. They are lovable and pushy, always starving for treats and attention and camera time. This is where you have to pull on your big person bloomers and be smarter and tougher than the goats. It’s a great time and you might have a viral Insta post.
GOGA- Goat Yoga is one of the weirdest, craziest and fun ideas to come out of the farm animal world, and it has quickly become the most popular activity here at Vail Stables. A lot of poop (and pee) happens! They do not wear diapers. But you have to let that stuff go. That’s a lesson in Yoga isn’t it? If yoga isn’t your thing, just lay there and let them sleep on your stomach, or you can still join us for a session of…
Goats & Wine (beer or soda available too). Come meet these humorous little animals and enjoy an up close and personal goat experience with a fabulous scenic backdrop. One hour sessions, (limited to 18ppl) at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30 -sometimes. $25pp 6 yrs+ includes 1 beverage and 1 container of goat treats. If neither of those sound interesting, you can join us for…
G.O.A.T. Happy Hour. It’s the happiest hour in town!! There are toys for the tiniest kids, a sandbox, picnic tables, hammocks and chairs for lounging. Open most days, but probably not Sunday, from 3:30-5:30. 2 beverage minimum as we are not a city park. Goat Treats and Horse Treats for Sale. A note on late afternoon G.O.A.T. Happy Hour: If people aren’t there to start it by 4:00, we are outta there! Unless you reserve for $5, then we stay open until 5:30.
Pony Time. Pony Time may mean feeding treats, petting, learning, grooming, crying, laughing, screaming, screeching or squealing out of fear or glee, photo opportunities, riding or mom and dad simply leading the pony around and around in the beer garden as baby watches from afar. Lower your expectations and everyone will have a great Pony Time. 0-5 yrs old, (6, 7 and 8,…yr olds go on horseback rides) parent-led in the beer garden, includes 1 cup of treats, 30 minutes, $30. Offered at specific times during the day. Please check here for the available schedule.
There is a second opportunity to play with ponies and that is during G.O.A.T. Happy Hour. 15 minutes for $15, includes 1 cup of treats. Please schedule this ride under G.O.A.T. Happy Hour.