Ride for leisure - hacking and trekking

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Ride for leisure - hacking and trekking

This group is for those who ride just for leisure. Those who wait for a little spare time to run to the stable and go out hacking in the woods. Those who train their horses just for taking one weekend free and go riding at the seaside.

Website: http://www.iltuocavallo.it
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Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2013

Share here your hacking experiences and suggestions!
I'm starting with:

"Le Langhe" is a part of Piemonte, a region in the northern part of Italy. It is world-reknown because of the production of great red wines like Barolo, Dolcetto, and others. You can ride through hills and vineyards on good terrains. There are lots of guest houses and b&bs on the way, with stables and accommodation for both horse and rider.

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Started by Iltuocavallo. Last reply by Ann Hatfield Jul 10, 2009.

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Comment by Margaret Porkolab on December 27, 2012 at 10:35am
Looking forward going for a ride in this beautiful snow.
Comment by Frances Tufts on June 5, 2010 at 7:30am
Starting out on a ride in the Ganaraska forest from Kendal Hills Country Vacations Bed & Bale www.kendalhills.ca

Comment by Frances Tufts on May 10, 2010 at 8:06am
Our most recent horse holiday: Just returned from an amazing camping trip with our pair. We pulled a covered wagon in which we slept.; 5 days and 4 nights doing about 30 km per day! What a wonderful experience. Our hosts were experienced trail drivers and took us through some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario. The horses did a terrific job tackling steep and long hills with no problems. They were fit to start, and even fitter after! If you ever have the opportunity to do one of these amazing adventures, you should go. I was very proud of our horses and the wonderful job they did. They looked pretty good too! Talk about the " little Iron Horses"!! They sure lived up to the name. I'll post photos in the next few days.
Comment by Frances Tufts on April 24, 2010 at 7:15am
Thinking of going on a hrose vacation? Try Pennsylvania. I took a horse holiday in Pennsylvania at a place called " Sharon's Horse Heaven" she has a girlfirends weekend package that is so much fun!!
I am not a good rider and was a bit nervous about long rides but Oh my!!! What a terrific time we had. She has hundreds of miles of trails in the Allegheny Forest. We rode for hours and never saw a vehicle. The scenery was spectacular, the weather cooperative, and the hospitality amazing. They have a beautifully restored Arts and Crafts farm -house and Sharon cooked great meals. Its amazing how much riding can stimulate your appetite. All I can say is if you get the chance, give this a try. You will really enjoy it!
Here is her web-site: http://www.horseheavenpa.com/index.html

Of course up here in central Ontario, I have the pleasure of driving in the Ganaraska forest. It is also a very good place to ride and drive.
Comment by Steve Wawryk on April 8, 2010 at 4:14pm
This looks like a great group, Nothing clears my head better then a riding a good horse in pretty country. I believe all types of riding should for leisure, when it stops becoming fun it's time to hang up the spurs.
Comment by Ann Hatfield on August 6, 2009 at 5:04pm
Marti, when you say loose horses do you means feral horses, and are people now turning horses loose because they can feed them, or are these horses that belong to some ranch that brings them in and sells or uses them at other seasons?
Comment by Marti Langley on August 5, 2009 at 8:15am
I love riding in the forests and hills of Northern California. Where I ride I get to see deer, otter, rabbits, blue heron, coyote, ducks, geese, bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey, hawks of all kinds, loose horses and bear. I know there are mountain lions, but haven't spotted one yet.
Comment by Debbie Burrows on April 20, 2009 at 12:53pm
In the fall, around here, there is a trail experience throught either Valley Forge or Gettysburg. You camp over night in the park with your horse and trail ride during the days through the battlefields. It is great! Is there anything like this out in the Grand Tetons or other such parks?
Comment by Tony on August 12, 2008 at 5:42am

Yes I agree, although in Australia we do also have some wonderful country to ride in. Each year in late february I normally spend at least a week riding in Australias high country called the Snowy Mountains. This photo was taken this year, I'm second from left at Cooinbil plains
Comment by Sharon B on June 12, 2008 at 10:27am

Looks beautiful. I would love to take a riding vacation there some day. I live in Northern Ontario, Canada and our trails are not nearly so glamorous. The trails tend to be very rocky in places. We have an hour long trail where I board with adjacent trails and back roads. We also trailer in to a nearby conservation area with wide sandy trails, perfect for long canters. There is a lot of wildlife in our area, so meeting deer, foxes, grouse and even moose (horses really don't like moose) is not uncommon. Bear are common in the area as well, but luckily we haven't come across any on trail.

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