trail riding cowgirl magazine

Trail rides are a great way to get out and explore! They can be a refreshing experience for both horse and rider. Even if you love the arena, I encourage you to change it up every once in a while. Step out of your comfort zone and go on an adventure!

Benefits of Trail Riding

Many horse owners are exclusively trail riders! It’s a great discipline that allows you to connect with your horse and nature. Consider it like hiking on horseback. There are so many different trails to explore. Not convinced? Check out these top benefits…

  • Stress-free riding
  • Lots of wildlife and scenery to observe
  • Gives you a chance to catch up with barn friends
  • Builds confidence
  • Travel over new terrain
  • A great workout for your horse
  • Work on your equitation
  • School horse outside of the arena
  • Bombproof your horse to bridges, streams, and wildlife
  • Offers a change of scenery
  • Increase your horse’s responsiveness

These are just a few of the many benefits you can experience! Some riders are lucky enough to have trails in their backyard, while others will need to trailer out. Either way, it’s worth it to explore some new scenery.