Planning Ahead for Horseback Tours

If you really want to enjoy a horseback tour which you are going to participate in, then the following few tips will help you make the most of it. This means you need to do some proper research into the tour that you are going to be joining.

The Type of Horses

There are many different breeds of horses. Each breed is known for its characteristics. Some are more high-spirited than others. When you are going on a horse tour, you want to know the kind of horse which you will be riding. Some tour companies buy horses that were initially involved in other activities. A good example is retired racehorses which may not be the ideal choice for horseback tours.

What Do You Need to Wear?

If you are not familiar with the weather conditions of the region you are going to be touring, then it is worth doing some research about this beforehand. It can make the tour miserable if you are not appropriately dressed. You may also want to ask the tour organisers if you are required to wear specific clothing such as chaps, or riding boots. Or, if helmets are mandatory. They may provide these items if they are a requirement, or you may be expected to bring them.

Are Pets Allowed?

Some people like to take their dog along on an outing such as this. If this is a private tour, it may be allowed, but in most cases, it is not permitted.

Stops Along the Way

Many of the tours will allow for frequent stops along the way to enjoy the scenery. If you enjoy taking pictures, then you will want to be sure to take along your camera equipment.

Most importantly if you are a new rider, you may want to see if the tour organisers offer any beginner’s tips for riding.