Canada Horseback Riding & Equestrian
|B.C. Horseback Riding adventures are located on the westcoast of Canada. It is the 3rd largest province and consists of Guest Ranches & trails exploring ocean coastlines, mountains and forests. [ Link ]|
|Alberta Horseback Riding adventures are located in a western Canadian prairie province which is home to the Rocky Mountain Range, prairie grasslands, lakes and Guest Ranches. [ Link ]|
|Saskatchewan Horseback Riding adventures are located in a central prairie province which is home to Guest Ranches surrounded by forest, prairie grasslands and 10,000 lakes. [ Link ]|
|Yukon Horseback Riding adventuresare located in a wilderness environment with 24 hours sunlight exploring looming mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers and lakes. [ Link ]|
Canada horseback riding is an opportunity to sightsee the remote wilderness regions of the country. There are Canada horseback riding tours and guides in all provinces and territories, as well as, equestrian centres and guest ranches.
Canada horseback riding adventures explore along trails, across prairie fields, through mountain passes, along river banks and along gravel, wagon and spur roads. Some horseback riding outfitters provide tours year round, however most horseback riding tours and guides operate in the peak riding months between April and October.
In Canada, horseback riding tours vary in price, quality and duration. Some tours are all about riding a horse while other larger operators may ask you to drive a herd of cattle. The cowboy life is limitless.
There are some horseback riding destinations in Canada which operate as working ranches. At these accommodations guests live a cowboy's life riding horses and performing daily chores around the homestead like the days of the old wild west.
Most Canada horseback riding operators provide the basics like a horse, lessons and a guide. Some tour operators specialize in day rides only while others offer multi day adventures.
In many cases tour operators operating ranches and providing horseback riding tours offer package deals with accommodations. Multi day horseback riding adventures, may or may not, include campground equipment, meals and entertainment.
For those who bring their own horse there are trails with staging areas designed for horseback riding. These riding trails include hitching posts, wilderness campgrounds and resting areas.
Some Canada Horseback Riding Tips
- research horseback riding guides and tours as per your preferences.
- research guest ranches as they vary in price and activities.
- always prepare for weather as conditions change fast in Canada.
- wear good riding boots.
- do not approach or feed wildlife.
- pack plenty of water.
- pack sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
- always have bug repellant available.
- dress in layers.
- lock vehicle and all items should be stored out of sight.
- always stay on the trail - no short cutting.
- pack out garbage. Do not litter.
- beginner riders should all take lessons.
- trails are shared with other activities in some areas. Keep your head up.
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