Are you and your horse bored with the same old surroundings? Looking for some new terrain to explore? Try riding some of the New York State horse trails. There is something for everyone, from horse camping to mountain tops or lake shores - whatever scenery you are looking for can be found. If you don't have your own horse, check with area Chambers of Commerce for names and contact information of stables that take people on public trail horseback rides.
Trail riding is an excellent way for you and your horse to enjoy and deepen the bond of partnership, trusting in one another to negotiate the many obstacles that appear on the trail. A jaunt down the trail can refresh the show veteran, season the young horse or invigorate an old trail hand. Just be sure to choose terrain and distance suitable to your equine friend's condition and enjoy the view between your friend's ears!
From your horses back you will see, hear and smell things you would otherwise miss from a motor vehicle. There will be the sound of the babbling brook, the song of a bird, the breath taking view that appears around the bend, glorious fall foliage and the wonderful aroma of pine needles, moss and wildflowers. Your horse can carry you on adventures you'll remember for a lifetime. So pack a lunch, some horse treats and your camera and get out there!!