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What is trail riding on a horse? Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic.
What is a horse trail called?
Is trail riding hard on horses? Many riders believe a vigorous trail ride requires much more fitness than a training session in the arena. Others, meanwhile, view trail riding as an easy activity to do on a horse’s rest day. So which is it— harder or easier? The answer is that they are each harder— and easier— than the other.
What is the purpose of trail riding? The benefits of trail riding for the horse include:
Increased responsiveness. Quicker recovery from distractions. Practical environment to practice maneuvers such as backing, forehand and haunch pivots, leg yield, gait transitions. Ability to better negotiate obstacles.