It's a special treat to be an equestrian on the beach along the Mendocino coast. Tobi and John from Ross Ranch trailer their horses from their ranch in Elk down to Manchester Beach, just 10 minutes from here. They take excellent care of their horses and are great guides. We can't recommend them highly enough.
You may want to consider horseback riding through the redwoods on the trails of the Ross Ranch. It's a longer drive from the Coast Guard House, but we think you'll find the ever-changing scenery along private trails through forests and meadows to be particularly rewarding. Click here for the Ross Ranch website.