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Ride Away All Your Troubles

Horse lovers cannot stay long without a horse-back riding vacation; they keep looking for new destinations for their next riding trips. For most people, it is difficult to go on such a trip every year; however, after a reasonable interval, people manage to arrange a horse-back riding trip. It is always tempting to find a new place for such a vacation, especially if you had gone through some trouble previously that prevented you from going on a horse-back riding vacation. Once you are over with all the hassles in life, you may like to ride away all your troubles at these places:

1. Tuscany, Italy: A rather romantic getaway where you would explore beautiful nature on a horseback and keep tasting wines as well. Tuscany has a lot to offer; the countryside is serene with breathtaking views of “wild” flowers and horticulture orchards. Vineyards and olive groves are abundant in this part Italy. Nevertheless, El Borro Resort is highly recommended as it offers spa and winery as well. Staying at this place will allow you to explore the beautiful nature of Tuscany in the morning on a horseback and taste wines in a relaxing atmosphere in the evening.

2. Maui, Hawaii: Hawaii is known as surfers’ paradise and yet the island of Maui has a hidden treasure, the town of Hana along its eastern coastline. Hana is an ideal place for “open range” horse-back riding and riding through the sugar plantation. Discover your inner “paniolo” (Hawaiian cowboy) at “Travaasa Hana Resort” in Maui; its an extraordinary place for horseback riders surrounded by natural tropical beauty. Your special treat by the end of the day is the local “Lomilomi” massage at the spa of the resort.

3. Philipsburg, Montana: At Philipsburg, you get the real “western” cowboy feeling with the rugged mountains and wild trees. There are so many ranches in Montana that offer attractive packages for horseback riding vacationers; however, Philipsburg’s The Ranch at Rock Creek is a very special place for people who want to heal themselves from whatever pain they have. Spring is the most favorable time of the year for a horseback riding vacation in Montana when the chefs at the ranches are ready to treat you with special dishes. Besides, you have the “Saddle Sore Soak” spa to get rid of all the fatigue.

4. Patagonia, South America: Patagonia is located along the southern section of the Andes, straddling both Argentina and Chile. Guys that are “cowboys” in the north are called “gauchos” here. Your horseback riding holiday will be exciting in this place as it offers miles and miles of open grass fields; Lake Toro and the Serrano River add different dimensions to your vacation. A national park called “Torres del Paine” is a highly recommended place to visit as it has been a UNESCO “Biosphere Reserve” since 1978.

There could be many other destinations that you may find suitable for your next riding vacation, places where you may ride away all your troubles. It is up to you as to what kind of environment you would want to be in while you are on your horseback riding holidays. Finally yet importantly, if you haven’t tried any of the places mentioned above, give one of them a try this year.

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  1. shumes
    Great post; all 4 of the places you mentioned are beautiful. Voted up! If you have a moment could you visit my latest post, and if you enjoy it, vote? Thanks! http://www.ofhorse.com/view-post/Equestrian-Essential-Skills-How-to-Take-Your-Horse-s-Vitals
    1. Rachel
      Did so! Very Good post!!

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