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.
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!
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
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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