Setting off into the woods on horseback is an experience like no other. We’re fortunate to have horse trails surrounding our property, which makes for some fun adventures every week. The connection between horse and rider is a wonderful relationship. Whether you’re a novice rider or an experience equestrian, an adventure on horseback is one that you will never forget.
Below are our tips for planning your next riding adventure.
Wake Up Early
Hit the trails before everyone else. There’s something peaceful about waking up before the rest of the world. Wandering through woods and fields alone puts the world, and your place in it, into perspective. Make a cup of coffee, saddle up, and breathe in the fresh air.
Pack for Safety
As wonderful as your relationship with a horse may be, never forget that they are still animals and can turn on an instant. Packing enough water, a whistle, mini first aid kit, cell phone, and food are important points to consider. Keep your cell phone on you and not in a saddle bag. If your horse takes off and you must dismount, you’re out of luck if the cell phone is attached to the saddle. Attach an identity tag to your horse. Be sure to also wear reflective clothing.
Don’t hit the trails until you’re certain of your horse’s levels both with traffic and fitness.
Mix it up
Experience different trails. Pack a lunch. Have a picnic. Bring your favorite plaid wool blanket, find a great open area and read among the trees. Adventure and beauty is out there if you just look for it. Want a little more adventure? Some camping facilities offer corrals and other amenities to accommodate horses. What an amazing adventure to experience a camping trip with the companionship of a horse!
Planning a camping trip soon?
Check out our woolblankets on sale. Thick wool blankets are a must-have for any expedition. Wrapping up in a camp blanket under the stars with your horse nearby is an unbelievable experience. If you’re planning a group trip, we also offer wholesale wool blankets.