Just imagine this, Wind in your hair as you gallop, taking in the beautiful scenery! Everything feels right in the world at this moment, This amazing feeling is what horseback riding brings. After experiencing this feeling with all the thrills and joy that come with horseback riding, it is hard not to see why it was a preferred mode of transportation back in the day.

Horseback riding can be a very exciting adventure for lovers of nature. From the beautiful mountains of Iceland to the wild deserts of Nevada, nature has gifted horseback riding lovers with some of the most fantastic scenes around the world to enjoy their hobby. 

If you have wanted to go horseback riding but did not know where to begin, this article will highlight some of the most fantastic locations in the world that are perfect for horseback riding. Want a picturesque location where you can feel the breeze in your hair and take amazing pictures while riding? You should keep reading!

 In no particular order, here are some of the most beautiful places in the world to go horseback riding.

1. Cappadocia, Turkey.

Cappadocia is located in the Anatolia district of the Taurus mountains in Turkey. Cappadocia is famously called “The Land Of Beautiful Horses”. It is home to some of the best breeds of horses in the world. The city itself has been described as a place with heavenly beauty. Also, it was recently added to UNESCO’s list of places with the “World Heritage” title.

Numerous horseback riding tours are organized for tourists to enjoy whenever they come to visit. These tours are quite affordable, as the prices are within the range of $24 to $99 and are charged by the hour. When next you are in Turkey, be sure to visit Cappadocia so that you can have a first-hand experience of the beautiful city and its horses.

2. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Also spelled as ‘Maasai Mara’, this location is one of the biggest wildlife conservation reserves in Africa. It is a large reserve that spreads across 1510km2, of desert land. This reserve is home to several exotic creatures. You can find Lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Zebras, and different kinds of magnificent birds. You can take in the beauty of the savannah and see the animals while riding in this reserve. Despite the presence of all these wild animals, The Masai Mara Reserve is very safe to visit.

You can visit this reserve at any time of the year, but if you want to see the migration of the wildebeest to the reserve, you should consider visiting sometime between June and October. They offer horseback riding tours between 1500ksh ($14) to 2000ksh ($19) per horse for a whole day. 

3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Jackson Hole might be the home to the Snow King Mountain and The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). However, it is not only known as a famous ski and snowboarding destination but, it is also known as one of the places where you can have the authentic cowboy experience. According to the folks at Shoal Creek Outfitters, Jackson Hole is a 45-mile-long valley surrounded by mountains and highlands and is constantly bubbling with nature’s beauty. There is an abundant presence of wildlife, and you can take in all of this beauty on the horseback riding tours that this location offers. The horseback riding tour prices range from $50 (per hour) to about $200 for a whole day.

Jackson Hole is beautiful all year round but, if you are not a fan of the cold weather, you should consider visiting between April and October for horse riders. If you love the cold or if you are planning to go skiing, then, See you in the winter!

4. Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Valle de Bravo is a charming small town in the west of Mexico. It is known as a magic town because of the natural beauty that it possesses, and they are not wrong to call it this because everything about this town is enchanting. From the beautiful surrounding lakes to all the stunning landmarks in the city.

The weather is beautiful all year round with the cool gentle breeze from the nearby lake cooling the town. However, it is advisable to visit within January to June because summertime always falls in the rainy season, and you do not want your vacation ruined because of the rain.

Imagine going on a horse ride in this amazingly scenic city! You get to appreciate the beauty of nature on some of the finest horses in the world. It is a horse rider’s dream! You can get affordable horseback rides in this town, with the price ranging from $30 per hour to $150, depending on your activity.

5. Loire Valley, France.

Wine, Horses, Castles and Gardens, Loire Valley is like a town straight out of a fairytale! Loire Valley in France is also known as the “Garden of France.” It is also a UNESCO World Heritage. It is located near the Loire River in Central France. This is a vibrant city that is well known for the classically styled, luxurious wine that it produces. The architecture of the city is breathtaking, with the elegant châteaux and gardens that are everywhere.

The weather is fantastic all year round, and this attracts the tourists in droves every year. If you do not want to struggle to get through a crowd of tourists, you should visit between April and June or September and October. You can breeze majestically through this city on a horse from one of the numerous horseback riding tours that the city offers. They are affordable with a price range between $40 to $200 and a free wine!

6. Donana National Park, Spain

The Donana National Park in Spain is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. It is one of the largest and most popular reserves in all of Europe. It has a fascinating biologically diverse environment because of the different ecosystems that this location houses. The best time of year to visit Donana National Park is between March and May or September and November. During this time, you can witness the diversity of the environment in its full glory. You can see the magnificent horses in their herds when you go visiting. The horseback rides in this area are also very affordable, with a price range between $50 to $100, depending on your activity.

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These locations are prime for horse riding lovers. The price is right, the scenery is stunning, and the horses are healthy. What more do you need?