Winter Horseback Riding: Snow and Cold Weather on the Saddle
Horseback riding is often thought of as a fun summer activity. But did you know you can also go riding in the snow? If you are heading to a resort like Mont Tremblant this winter, riding in the snow is one of the activities you can enjoy. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your riding adventure.
Why Winter Horseback Riding?
If you love horses, riding in the snow is an activity that you simply have to try. And if you don’t have much experience of horses, you will find it a thrilling way to discover the beautiful winter landscape.
If you are heading to Mont Tremblant, a horseback adventure could take you into the Laurentian Mountains and through winter forests, and you will be able to see a lot more of the area than you could cover on foot.
If you stay at Chateau Beauvallon, you will be able to book a winter riding package through the hotel. On the tour, you will get to see a real cowboy ranch, and it is suitable for all levels.
Top Tips to Prepare Properly
One of the most important things to do is ensure you prepare properly for your riding day out. If you go on a tour with an experienced guide, you will be told all that you need to know to stay safe and have an enjoyable day out. Even so, it is worth keeping a few things in mind before you go.
One important tip to remember is to dress properly, which means wearing layers. You may get hotter or colder during the day, and wearing layers allows you to make adjustments to ensure you remain comfortable. The most important layer is the one against your skin, which should be able to wick away the build up of perspiration to keep you warmer. A good pair of gloves is also well worth wearing.
Good riding boots are also important. These come in a range of styles and sizes, so make sure you choose boots that are comfortable.
A helmet is essential when riding at any time of year, and even more so during the winter. If fleece helmet covers are available, these can help to keep you warm as well as safe. If you are a more experienced rider and you want to explore without a guide, you may want to consider buying one of these. Also make sure you choose one that is ATSM or SEI certified.
You should also keep close track of the weather, and always check the forecast before heading out in case it is not suitable for riding. Sun protection is also an issue, so wear sunglasses if the sun is going to shine, and make sure you apply sunscreen throughout the day.
Enjoy a Thrilling Ride this Winter
If you are heading to a winter resort for your vacation, find out about the possibilities of horseback riding in the snow. It really is one of the most exhilarating activities you can enjoy, so don’t miss out on a winter horseback adventure.
Gary Cummins has worked for many years in his role as a tour guide and enjoys being to share his experiences and ideas online. His insights can be found across a number of relevant websites.