If you are wondering about where to go or what to do during your next vacation or weekend then ponder no more for there is a refreshing retreat waiting for you. Visit Minnesota and experience an unforgettable horseback riding adventure. There are numerous ranches and stables where you can enjoy trail rides with your friends and family. Located in the twin cities and in the middle of Minnesota River Valley is the River Valley Horse Ranch that offers one of the most fascinating horseback riding adventures in the state. Take a short drive from the Saint Paul Metropolitan area and you’ll arrive in the Minnesota River Valley where together with your family, friends or company you will enjoy a great time.
There are two smaller cities sandwiching a valley in the southern part of the twin cities. These are the Carver and Jordan cities that will amaze you with their rich historic architectural grandeurs, attractions and great food. During the weekends, the ranches are usually open from 10am till late in the evening. The Flanders River Ranch is one that will offer you great and enjoyable trail riding experience.
If you own your own horse, the friendly atmosphere south of the metro welcomes you to Farmington’s Reanna Stables. They give magnificent care to horses and of course their owners too. Here you have the opportunity to learn all about dressing horses and then enjoy the spectacular air conditioned and heated lounge. Your horse will be fed the high quality meals that are on special daily.
If horses excite you but you lack the know how of handling them, then your worries are as good as gone because at the Hardwood Creek Farm you’ll find one of the best training programs on how to ride and work with horses. They major on the Saddlebred show ring and the Morgan horses, and consistently strive to impart values such as respect, accountability and responsibility in you while dealing with horses. Call it the art of horsemanship.
Another place that you can get riding lessons is at the Becca Cartwright Farm located in Becker. Beginners and riders who need first class training can access both Western and English style lessons. The best is always available for you, so you can have fun and become the best of team mates with your horse. There is plenty of space and magnificent trails for riding both indoors and outdoors. So next time you are in Minnesota do not forget to visit this special place and experience the transformation of a lifetime.
Remember to choose the horse breed that suits you so that you can avoid accidents and other inconveniencies. Some of the traits you should look for are: the physical fitness of the horse and behavior of the horse. You want to make sure you and your horse remain calm and collected when facing anything that seems to be a challenge. Some of the best recommended breeds for trail riding are the Arabians and Mustangs. Also Gaited horses are known for their stamina and small body sizes.
The most common breeds you’ll find here are the Arabian, Paint, Quarter Horse, and the Thorough bred. The trails in Minnesota include the river, forest, dirt roads and of course the open country so the choices are endless All you need to do is choose the terrains that suit you and your horse best. Remember, your chosen stable guides can always lead you in the right direction. With the weather being temperate in the spring, summer and fall seasons you’ll enjoy every second of your vacation. The list of places you can enjoy horse riding and training are endless, so travel here, saddle up and explore horseback riding in Minnesota.
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