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
Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains
2017-06-01T14:54:18+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Smoky Mountains Information|

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