Most Popular Equitrekking Articles of 2016

The most popular articles, as measured by your clicks, on in 2016.

by Darley Newman

Your top 10 picks were diverse, including great places to horseback ride in Wyoming and Kansas and ways that horses help our minds and hearts.

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Equitrekking's Top 10 Articles of 2016

1. Teton Views at Gros Ventre River Ranch in Jackson Hole

Family owned Gros Ventre River Ranch boasts some of the most stunning views of any ranch I’ve visited to date. Sitting in the western themed, well-appointed main lodge, guests stare up at the Tetons, while feasting on really good cuisine, and once in the saddle, the views get even better.

Gros Ventre River Ranch horseback

2. Horseback Riding Around the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia

A great place to trail ride in West Virginia and visit a historic town with a cool old railroad, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail RIding Project.

West Virginia Horseback Riding

3. Miniature Horses as Therapy Animals

Learn about these pint-sized horses providing comfort to adults and children in hospitals and hospice programs, and members of law enforcement and their families who have experienced traumatic events.

Mini horse therapy animal

4. 5 Things to Do in Middleburg in Virginia Hunt Country

Learn about the horsey village of Middleburg in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country and the best things to do during your visit.

Sidesaddle in Virginia Hunt Country

5. 5 National Forest Dude Ranches in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming is blessed with diverse national forests, ranging from the snow-capped peaks of the Snowy Range in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest to the high alpine plateaus of the Shoshone National Forest. Explore your public lands using these historic ranches as your base.

Turpin Meadow Ranch cabins

6. Long Distance Horse Trailering – A Reality Check

Frequent trail rider and Equitrekking contributor Susan St. Amand has a close call when an interstate accident injures her horse and totals her trailer en route to a trail riding vacation.

guest barn biltmore

7. 3 Most Surprising National Parks for Horseback Riding

From giant sand dunes to volcanic landscapes, unusual national parks for horseback riding from Arizona to California.

Giant Sand Dunes National Park Horseback

8. Where to Ride in 2016- Up and Coming Equestrian Destinations

Your equestrian vacation bucket list for 2016 just got a whole lot more exotic! From classic stand-bys in Ireland and wildlife in Wyoming to unusual and remote escapes in Africa and Romania, take a look at these five great up and coming destinations for 2016 riding vacations.

Connemara Trail Ride

9. Driving Longhorn Cattle at a Kansas Ranch

Ken Kitchen visits Moore Ranch for a third time to drive longhorns and experience life on an authentic working ranch near Dodge City.

Moore Ranch Kansas

10. How to Get Involved with Equestrian Skijoring

If you’re ever wanted to try this daring and fast paced sport, look no further!

Triple Creek Ranch skijoring


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