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How well can you ride a horse?

Giddy on up! Are you a horse rider? How well can you ride? If you’re a full-time RVer you probably don’t travel with horses (although you could!). But perhaps you like to find beautiful places around the country to ride.

If you do enjoy horseback riding, check out these top 10 best horseback riding tours across the country. We’d like to join you!

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Roy Davis
25 days ago

We had a horse on the farm as a kid. I haven’t ridden in 40+ years but, like riding a bike, you never really forget how. Ironically we’re looking to relocate to Texas and several places we looked at have stables. When I asked the wife if she’d like a horse she said, “too much work!” We’ll stick with 4 wheelers.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
25 days ago

If you ever get the chance, do a vacation at a Dude Ranch. And when you get good enough volunteer for a Cattle Drive. The results will be lasting memories and some sore muscles you did not know you had. Stay safe, Stay well

Gary G
25 days ago

Ride fairly well. Grew up around horses and cattle.

cee
25 days ago

I have Tennessee Walkers which is a gaited horse. Once you ride a gaited horse, you will never want to ride a quarter horse again. It’s a smooth ride unlike the up & down of a quarter horse.

Gene Bjerke
25 days ago

I never ride anything that is smarter than I am.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
25 days ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

Like a motorcycle, Gene? 😆 Sorry. I have no idea why that popped into my head! Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Paul
25 days ago

As a kid I rented horses at local stables and was pretty comfortable riding. In group riding classes I was usually singled out as a trail rider. Fast forward 40 years. Rode for 4 hour in Brazilian Pantanal and couldn’t sit for a day or three. Fast forward another 20 years; our son and daughter-in-law have horses and during our visit this Fall I got up on Galopan, my son’s horse, and rode around the paddock for a while. Comfortable? would need more time to be sure.

KellyR
25 days ago

Once rode quite well, but don’t know if my body could get up on one now. I guess that is what memories are for as time takes its toll.

Lindalee
24 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Oh, how true! When young I rode like the wind, now at 73, I’d probably just fall off and poorly at that LOL!

DW/ND
25 days ago

In the late 40’s or so, Camp Wilderness, Mn., a Boy Scout camp had what was known as the “Pack Saddle Trails”. About 8 or 10 of us kids would spend a week together on horseback thru wooded trails and into Itaska State Pk. Mn. Each nite we had to feed and hobble the horses – so they wouldn’t run off back to camp! We camped by a lake each nite cooking over a fire and cleaning pots and pans and sleeping in our tents. We earned a “Horsemanship” merit badge for that week! It was Leisurely riding thru the woods until we got to the gravel roads in Itaska – then it was wide open! Fun for us and I think for horses as well…..
Sadly, I’ve only ridden a few times since those days. Thanks for that great memory Rv Travel staff!

Rich
25 days ago

haven’t been on a horse for ~30-years

Mary Masters
25 days ago

I rode hunters and showed horses when I was younger. I went to the racetrack right out of high school and was an exercise rider and trainer of thoroughbreds for many years. I haven’t ridden now for about 8 years. I’m glad that I had the life then that I did!

Jeff Craig
25 days ago

Haven’t been on a horse in over 40 years, but I loved riding, Hopefully, it’s like riding a bike (you never forget) and there is a Clydesdale around…

Tommy Molnar
25 days ago

I have two horror stories about the two times I rode horses. Both times, the horse ran away with me and I just held on for dear life. One was a “trail ride” where I was near the end and my lazy line horse just decided to get back to the barn waaay ahead of everyone else. The first time was when I was visiting a friend who had horses (I was a kid then), and MY horse ran off with me and my friend did an Annie Oakley save. I now stay away from horses. I like to look at them, but . . .

Neal Davis
25 days ago

My wife and I enjoy riding horses, but I have never ridden often enough to really be able to control a horse beyond a canter. Up to that speed I am fairly comfortable, but rarely beyond it.

Ron T.
25 days ago

I can only recall one ride in my entire life. My wife however grew up riding thanks to her father. Her oldest daughter fully inherited that habit. She’s had barrel horses forever. Though MS has stopped her riding, she still has multiple horses. I’m comfortable around them but have no desire to climb aboard.

Joe
25 days ago

Does riding the horse in front of Woolworths as a young child count? Then yes I am very comfortable!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
25 days ago
Reply to  Joe

I used to do pretty well on a horse on a merry-go-round. Does that count? 😆 Take care, Joe. 🙂 –Diane

Marty
25 days ago

My daughter’s first word was pony. No dolls for her. Spent 15 years as her groom at horse shows across Michigan and Ohio. I was comfortable in the saddle at a walk back then.

Bob P
25 days ago

I’ve owned horses so I ride well for my age.

B hanely
25 days ago

I was thrown off a pony at an elementary school carnival over 50 years ago and have never been comfortable around horses or on them since. The thought of riding one makes me nauseous

Wayne
25 days ago

For very many years I trained and rode quarter horses. I spent hours every day on them and showed horses on week ends. Worked at horsemanship clinics, etc. Now and then these days the DW and I will rent a horse when on an RV trip for a pleasant ride. I still feel very comfortable on horses and often get nostalgic thinking back to my horse riding days.

Ruth
25 days ago

You should ask. How well can you fall off a horse? Been there done that. My horse days are over too many joints with arthritis to even think about it. I did do it a few years ago at Big Bend NP. It was wonderful.

Lindalee
24 days ago
Reply to  Ruth

I rode that trail as a 16-year-old – up to “The Window”. What an experience! Don’t think I’d make it now at 73!