Trail Riding the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in Wisconsin

Regardless of the time of year, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve is one of the most beautiful tracts of land in all of the Midwest.  by Patty Wisneski Kickapoo is an Algonquin word meaning “one who goes there, then here.” The Kickapoo Valley Reserve has been one of my favo...

Horseback Riding Arizona’s Tonto National Forest

Trading in Chicago winters for Arizona sunshine was a no-brainer. Instead of slogging through slush in downtown Chicago, I explored the canyons, washes and rugged trails of the Tonto National Forest on horseback. The fifth-largest national forest in the United States, Tonto boasts nearly 900 miles...

Riding the Metolius-Windigo Trail in Central Oregon

Author and equestrian Kim McCarrel of Oregon Equestrian Trails writes about a diverse Central Oregon horse trail, the Metolius-Windigo Trail, a lower-elevation alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail, for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Kim McCarrel When most people thin...

Horseback Riding Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

Illinois is nicknamed “the Prairie State,” yet less than .01 percent of the state’s original prairie remains. At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, just an hour from Chicago, volunteers and the US Forest Service are working to restore tallgrass prairie to the largest open space ...

Riding the Alaska Basin-Buck Mountain Pass

Ride into the High Country with Amy and Maggie of Wilderness Horseback Journeys blog as they take on the Alaska Basin-Buck Mountain Pass in Wyoming. We did the Alaska Basin to Buck Mt. Pass in early October last year, because of it’s high elevation it is recommended that you don’t at...

Alaska Horse Trails- Anchorage’s Ruth Arcand Park and Beyond

Learn about horseback riding in accessible Ruth Arcand Park in Anchorage and how to ride beyond for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Pamela Dunlap-Shohl When I first moved to Anchorage in the early 80's I'd never realized that the trails available to equestrians ...

Mammoth Cave National Park’s First Creek Trail in Kentucky

A passionate trail rider who volunteers with the Mammoth chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen describes a trail riding experience we all might hope to enjoy in Kentucky's Cave Country. by Doris Dorsey How does one begin to tell tales of a trail when living adjacent to it most of t...

Trail Riding Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia

Members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association began the 2016 New Year on the right “hoof” by hitting the trails at one of Virginia's top-rated state parks and one of the best in the nation, Shenandoah River State Park, located eight miles south of Front...