“If you don’t own a horse yourself but have always wanted to learn to
ride, a good place to start is at a nearby stable or equestrian park.”
Photo credit: EZ Times Outfitters
– “Hold Your Horses: Trail Riding Around the South Sound”
“Hikes are better with friends, and some trailblazers say man’s best friend is the perfect companion, especially if your four-legged companion happens to be of the equine variety. If you fall into this category or have been looking for a good place to start a trail riding tradition, there are plenty of places near and far that can have you saddled up and ready to ride in no time.
* Horse Ranches and Guided Tours
* Great Trails Near Tacoma
“Traversing the Yelm-Tenino Trail, also located in the watershed, is a whopping 27 miles long and connects the towns of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino to guarantee a scenic trip. Check out Keene Horse Camp and Cody Horse Camp for access to beautifully maintained trails and plenty of equine amenities in the area, too.
* Great Horseback Rides for a Day Trip” by Mariah Beckman, South Sound Talk.