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Is there horseback riding in California? California offers gorgeous, diverse scenery for horseback riding, including sandy beaches, redwood forests, and urban parks. There are some incredible national and state parks in the state as well that you can enjoy on horseback — the best way to enjoy the outdoors in our opinion.
Where in California can I ride a horse on the beach? Are you ready to mount that “stallion” or pretty pony, let the ocean breeze blow through your hair and on your skin, and ride like the wind? Get going! Among the places you can rent a horse and ride are Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Pismo State Beach, Salinas River State Beach, Half Moon Bay, and many more!
Where are horses allowed in California? Horses are welcome on designated trails and beaches at Redwood National and State Parks. Not only are horses, mules, and ponies welcome, but llamas and goats may also visit as pack animals. Riders can bring their own horses and explore miles of breathtaking trails across the unique Redwood forests and beaches.
Where is horse country in California? The community of 2,200 residents, 773 homes and 1,863 acres is in the southeastern portion of Santa Barbara County between Highway 101 and the ocean. The land—an expansive mesa and low rolling knolls punctuated by a valley planted with live oaks—is ideal horse country.