For your safety and comfort, Western style boots with a smooth sole, heel and no laces are required when riding. A brimmed hat with a safety string is recommended for sun and heat protection.
Excessive sun exposure is a concern in the desert. Sunscreen, hats, lightweight long sleeves and hydration are important. All hats must have a safety string, even brand new fancy hats! Boots and hats can be borrowed from the ranch lending closet. Long underwear, tights or pantyhose and long socks are helpful in warding off saddle soreness.