Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HORSEBACK RIDING IS DIFFERENT IN THE SMOKIES


The options for trail rides in the Tennessee Smokies are as varied as the number of horses in a corral. All rides come with great scenery because the Great Smoky Mountains are the background. Some rides go along wide, flat trails, but most of the Smoky Mountain trail rides involve climbing hills, crossing streams, and riding through primitive forests. And the wildlife is as varied as the trails – deer, turkey, hawks, herons and eagles are a few of the forest creatures that you might encounter.

At the stable you will receive some riding instruction and safety tips from your guide, then you will mount up and follow your guide down the path. Most guides will point out places of interest along the way, identify trees, flowers and wildlife, and occasionally tell a tall tale or even break out in song!

But the best part of a horseback ride in the Smokies is enjoying the scenery. You get a different perspective from the back of a horse and the gentle swaying motion of the horse adds to your relaxation and peace of mind.

Once the ride is over and you return to the corral, you feel like a cowboy of old who has just completed a cattle drive down to the Rio Grande. And you will have lots of stories to share around your ‘campfire’ when you get home.



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Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains
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