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Holiday on Horseback

Updated on November 19, 2013

Holiday on Horseback

When planning an adventure holiday why not consider Holiday on horseback? Walking or bicycling holidays are all very well but they can be extremely tiring. The distance covered too is governed by the slowest member of the holiday group. The horse is different. This is horseback riding for convenience, comfort and practicality. Whereas the capability of the riders may differ the horses will move as a group. No-one is left behind, no nerves are frayed and a happier holiday is had by all. A riding holiday is pefect for the individual and for the family. A true horse riding vacation coupled to a shared experience.

All that is really needed is that you know how to ride a horse. You don't have to be an expert or have any specialised equestrian skills but know how to sit properly and relax in the saddle.

Riding Holidays are not uncommon but a Holiday on Horseback is not so often a choice. In a riding holiday you return to the same place each night. The same with holidaying on a Dude Ranch. It is all so very different to journeying on a horse. One night you may stop in a rustic bed and breakfast, the next in a modern hotel or you could be tucked up in a sleeping back under a star studded sky. You are traveling proper and may cover hundreds of miles over a couple of weeks.

Into the Andes on Horseback

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When Traveling on Horseback each day is different. You are on a journey passing through different countryside each day. There are no weighty backpacks to lug around. All you really have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery and everything that is going on around you. If you need to stop for a photograph or to look at something closer you can. Your horse will quickly and effortlessly catch up with the rest of the group.

Horseback Holidays are offered by a number of companies around the world be it India, New Zealand, Spain, Africa or the United States and more. Such holidays can be taken on their own or combined with another.

Your holiday will take you off the beaten track and you will see and experience more of the real country than you ever would on a coach tour. Travel on Horseback is pure memorable adventure.

Riding out

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Learning To Ride

If the idea of a Travel on Horseback holiday appeals to you and you are a novice rider then it is best to be prepared. Learning to ride is not difficult but you could get a head start by getting in a few lessons. Just think, late summer or Autumn you could be heading out on the adventure of a lifetime. A definitely different holiday with a world of difference.

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    Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

    Another great piece Peter. I have travelled on horseback a dozen times or so only in Eagle River, Wisconsin. For around $10-20 American you can ride with a leader for around an hour. I would very much like to try an overnight stint somewhere (maybe after my next child is born) if you have any other specific places you would recommend please up date with locations, anywhere in the world, although I'm most fond of Mustangs!

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    Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

    Ben - Thanks for reading. There are trips through the Andes, Africa, Mongolia and Spain all of which appeal to me. I like the passing through once and not passing back. One day...perhaps.

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    AARON99 6 years ago

    O! its an amazing hub. The experience of travelling behind horseback is so exciting. Wonderful hub, really. Well done. Enjoy.

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    Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

    AARON99 - thank you for stopping by.

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    Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

    You lucky, lucky guy. Thank you for a wonderful suggestion, information and great hub. I will try that. I love horses.

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    theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

    This sounds like such a wonderful idea! I haven't been on a horse since I was young. I may need to look into this!! thanks for the hub. :)

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    Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

    Hello, hello - I hope you have fun. I know you will.

    theherbivorehippi - You never forget how to ride it is just that the muscles go out of shape.

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    Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

    Enjoyed the topic & read Peter!

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    Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

    Michael Shane - Thank you. Just a quick idea for something different. A holiday that I am sure that many would jump at the chance. A trip across Mongolia sounds as great as the Rocky Mountains. I am sure Travel on Horseback would appeal to so many.

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