Horseback Riding Jackson Hole
Horseback riding Jackson Hole is like living the wild west dream. When visitors travel to Wyoming in the summer, one of the most popular activities is a trail ride. Jackson has a number of outfitters who offer day rides, and some offer overnight trips. Even though this is completely optional, it is fun to don your cowboy hat and cowboy boots and saddle up. Of course, sneakers and a baseball hat are totally fine as well.
Gently riding a horse along a wilderness trail generates a feeling of freedom and elicits a sense of getting back to nature. On the trail, you’ll pass through fields of wildflowers, which are always a delight. Enjoy beautiful views of the Grand Teton, or perhaps a babbling brook. Ride through a wooded areas and take in incredible mountain vistas.
Enjoy getting to know your horse. Your guide will help you to learn about approaching your horse safely, getting on and off your horse, and guiding your horse using the reins and your feet. You’ll learn about gaits: walking, trotting, and loping for example.
You’ll also learn about how to lean on your horse when going up or down a hill to make it easier for your horse. Horses are in many ways like people, and some get along with others, and some don’t. Therefore, you’ll learn about your horse’s personality, which can be fun. Like people, horses like a free meal and are constantly looking to eat. You will learn how to prevent this. Even though horses aren’t house pets, they are very teachable, so being consistent and firm will reap great results.
Children especially love horse riding Jackson Hole, since they are in control of their horse, sitting up high, and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of being out in nature. Horseback riding has a calming effect on everyone, but can be an impressionable experience for the young specifically. There are many people currently living in the Jackson Hole area who moved here, or are yearly “return vacationers,” after memorable experiences from their youth – many of whom were exposed to horseback riding in Jackson Hole.
Safety is always at the forefront with our guides. Our outfitters are very experienced and well-trained, therefore will ensure that your safety is paramount. Sometimes people worry when their horse trips over a log, but it’s always good to remind yourself that horses have twice as many legs as we do, and not to worry.
Horseback riding Jackson Hole is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Come and bring your family for a once-in-a-lifetime horse encounter.