Please take some common sense precautions during your stay in Matheran and experience the hill-station stay fullest. Horses are everywhere in Matheran and riding on red muddy forest trails, is great experience. Please insist on wearing helmet while riding as accidents do occur and with helmet, head injuries can be avoided. Please avoid going close to horses, particularly their hind side or pat them without permission of the owners as an accidental kick can spoil your holidays.. Similarly, please avoid a a galloping horse or heard of cows or donkeys carrying heavy goods, coming your way, by standing on side of the road. Otherwise Matheran forest is quite safe, without animals etc. and you should enjoy the trails, heritage temples, the lake and breathtaking cliffs on horse back for an unique local experience.