Poll

Beauty from the Back of a Horse

Where is the most beautiful place you've ridden a horse?

In the desert
6%
54
In the forest
35%
326
On the beach
14%
132
In the mountains
42%
399
At an amazing show grounds
3%
31

Total votes cast: 942

Comments & Write-in Answers

Sedona, AZ

8/5/2013 9:53:29 PM

Forested mountains

8/5/2013 8:00:39 PM

In Banff National Forrest in Canada-Awesome

8/5/2013 7:19:52 PM

I the gorgeous Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico, with its aspens, high meadows, icy streams and lakes.

8/5/2013 7:15:19 PM

A beautiful beach on LI sound...went in swimming with my horse as well!

8/5/2013 7:07:41 PM

in a river bed, through tunnels and tanglesof bamboo and trees!

8/5/2013 6:25:38 PM

Stopped under apple trees and got the best apples for me and my horse

8/5/2013 5:06:46 PM

ln the Wadi Rum, in Jordan : )

8/5/2013 4:08:22 PM

Cantering a thoroughbred stallion bareback on the beach on Nevis

8/5/2013 1:56:09 PM

Alberta Canada, Kananaskis Range

8/4/2013 11:19:37 PM

Wherever I am on my horse is the most amazing and beautiful place there is.

8/4/2013 10:04:27 PM

On a big criollo horse through a remote lupine meadow in the Andes near Bariloche, Argentina.

8/4/2013 9:26:43 PM

Nothing more beautiful than watching rain come from 50 miles away.

8/4/2013 6:56:40 PM

at home

8/4/2013 5:08:48 PM

The Australian High Country is horseriding heaven.

8/4/2013 3:33:30 AM

Mountains in SW Virginia

8/3/2013 6:50:49 PM

In Colorado on a 9,600 ft mountain overlooking the valley below.

8/3/2013 3:36:29 PM

The best place provides variety-forest to hills and mountains, distant views with safe trails

8/3/2013 2:04:29 PM

Red Rock Canyon, NV, is a very close second

8/3/2013 8:53:28 AM

Mountains are most varied: lush forests, open fields, streams, wildlife, hills, valleys, vistas

8/3/2013 7:24:38 AM

In India, on a Marwari horse, to a palm oasis with parrots

8/3/2013 6:24:01 AM

Under a canope of California Red Oak trees with spanish moss hanging from the branches

8/3/2013 1:26:15 AM

In the Ozark Mountains, not too high, but peaceful and beautiful

8/2/2013 10:56:37 PM

Wallow Mountains of Eastern Oregon - AKA America's "Little Switzerland"

8/2/2013 10:39:24 PM

Love Smokey Mt. National Park, NC

8/2/2013 10:15:32 PM

Ireland!

8/2/2013 9:38:09 PM

I ride my horses in my neighborhood, the beautiful and colorful Sonoran Desert, in Scottsdale, AZ

8/2/2013 7:43:30 PM

Any place is very beautiful as long as I am on the back of horses!

8/2/2013 1:41:08 PM

Wyoming

8/2/2013 11:29:34 AM

Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Half Moon Resort.....swimming in the Caribbean on horseback!

8/2/2013 9:02:09 AM

Dupont forest and deep creek in western NC

8/2/2013 6:24:57 AM

The Black Mountains In Wales

8/2/2013 5:04:24 AM

We have some really beautiful trails on the bluffs overlooking the Columbia River at Wallula Gap.

8/2/2013 2:09:31 AM

Colorado and Idaho are even more beautiful on horseback

8/1/2013 10:09:11 PM

Upperville

8/1/2013 9:50:49 PM

Jamaica

8/1/2013 9:47:11 PM

Hard vote to make! Have loved riding in all of the above!

8/1/2013 8:31:55 PM

In Tetons in Wyoming. Beautiful countryside.

8/1/2013 6:47:58 PM

bob marshal wilderness

8/1/2013 6:24:57 PM

At the Pacific Ocean....!! Second, Mt. Rainier

8/1/2013 5:11:17 PM

Whenever I am on my horse everyplace is beautiful!

8/1/2013 4:19:43 PM

Took a trail ride at Biltmore Estates (NC). It was so beautiful!!

8/1/2013 4:14:32 PM

New Forest, Hampshire, England. I still dream about those rides.

8/1/2013 12:26:15 PM

The desert flowers are beautiful and so is the wildlife.

8/1/2013 12:07:25 PM

,,,at midnight, in Alaska. Unreal!

8/1/2013 11:41:48 AM

Nokere xc

8/1/2013 7:08:17 AM

Ahhhhhh, the California Sierras

8/1/2013 3:55:18 AM

Black Mountain Dude Ranch McCoy, CO

8/1/2013 12:21:10 AM

beaches of alaska are beautiful but so are the mountains, hard to decide

7/31/2013 11:52:44 PM

southern cascade mountains, light snow falling, the silence of the old grove forest.

7/31/2013 11:19:54 PM

I rode in the Copper Canyon In Mexico at 8000 ft. elevation.

7/31/2013 11:17:49 PM

through orange groves in bloom

7/31/2013 11:01:29 PM

the big horns!

7/31/2013 10:57:40 PM

In the mountains in Iceland!

7/31/2013 10:57:07 PM

Although the World is beautiful Place to ride a horse!

7/31/2013 10:23:15 PM

Foxhunting in VA at Hedge's Woods. A crisp Oct morning, The trees were a canopy of gold.

7/31/2013 9:02:58 PM

We call it the bush here. Smells amazing early in the morning

7/31/2013 8:51:17 PM

Mts of East Tn. Are beautiful. Great place to ride.

7/31/2013 8:47:57 PM

In my own backyard - 300 acres of farm land

7/31/2013 8:45:35 PM

California Sierra Nevada Forest & Mountains

7/31/2013 8:44:15 PM

Yellowstone National Park at the head of the Yellowstone River

7/31/2013 8:27:51 PM

Mountains leading to ocean in Portugal

7/31/2013 8:06:30 PM

colorado

7/31/2013 6:23:10 PM

My draft clears all the spider webs for the riders who follow.

7/31/2013 6:22:50 PM

Moses Cone Memorial National Park near Blowing Rock, NC is my favorite place tor ride and drive.

7/31/2013 5:45:42 PM

An Arab stallion in Atlas Mountains, Morocco

7/31/2013 5:40:04 PM

Colorado

7/31/2013 5:31:32 PM

Anywhere is beautiful from the back of a horse

7/31/2013 5:26:46 PM

Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon. WOW!

7/31/2013 4:52:25 PM

the hague (holland)has it! woods, beach and dunes. beautiful.

7/31/2013 4:51:28 PM

Rode along the Missouri River Valley outside Minneapolis. Beautiful!

7/31/2013 4:45:23 PM

The mountains are full of surprises, its beautiful seeing every inch covered in green plants<3

7/31/2013 3:43:53 PM

Actually, it was on the grasslands of kansas/nebraska

7/31/2013 2:56:08 PM

Just outside of Lake Tahoe in the Sierras - like riding in a postcard!!

7/31/2013 2:32:10 PM

Best ride I ever had was in the local park, in autumn as the sun set. The leaves just glowed!

7/31/2013 2:18:04 PM

no better place than the woods.....

7/31/2013 2:10:00 PM

Nice & cool on a hot day!

7/31/2013 1:54:37 PM

wyoming

7/31/2013 1:32:47 PM

What about ALL OF THE ABOVE? I've ridden all over the world, and every place has its beautiful spots

7/31/2013 1:09:03 PM

Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo Nation, riding a stallion.

7/31/2013 12:49:28 PM

Fair hHill MD. is my favorite. There are hills, meadows, streams, rivers and amazing views.

7/31/2013 12:04:11 PM

God's Beautiful Gardens !!

7/31/2013 11:36:34 AM

Gallatin National Forest in Montana!!!

7/31/2013 11:22:14 AM

In the rock formations of the eastern edge of the Shawnee Forest in So. Illinois

7/31/2013 11:12:30 AM

should have a place for more than one answer From the back of a horse all places are beautiful

7/31/2013 10:51:01 AM

Jackson State Forest in northern California. Magestic redwoods, beautiful creeks. Yeah!!!

7/31/2013 10:16:17 AM

I picked the desert because we live in Baja

7/31/2013 10:03:18 AM

An oak forest in the mountains near Santa Paula, CA, in the green grassy Spring.

7/31/2013 9:34:37 AM

In mexico

7/31/2013 9:19:09 AM

Hatchett Valley in Rockford,Al

7/31/2013 9:18:35 AM

In the forest along a beautiful creek early in the morning.

7/31/2013 9:07:19 AM

Connecticut in the autumn

7/31/2013 8:58:10 AM

mt rogers. virgina

7/31/2013 8:21:56 AM

There's nothing like a quiet trail through the woods, in my opinion.

7/31/2013 8:08:55 AM

Mountains in Sundance WY, we could see Devil's Tower in the distance, it was awesome

7/31/2013 8:01:54 AM

on the beach in Ireland

7/31/2013 8:00:48 AM

In the forest and on the cumberland plateau

7/31/2013 8:00:10 AM

In the local state park, each week it changes nature's colors

7/31/2013 7:49:28 AM

at Keeneland Racetrack.

7/31/2013 7:28:50 AM

Assateague Island National Seashore-beautiful

7/31/2013 7:12:36 AM

actually, on an Indian reservation next to the Grand Canyon

7/31/2013 3:35:03 AM

Coming down the valley to Petra

7/31/2013 2:40:01 AM

Granite Mountain WIlderness area

7/31/2013 1:09:49 AM

Bareback in the ocean off the coast on Jamacia

7/31/2013 12:20:42 AM

a 2-day trek in New Zealand--through green hills, flocks of sheep, and a rain forest.

7/30/2013 11:19:04 PM

Acually, in Africa in Botswana's Okavango Delta.

7/30/2013 11:01:28 PM

in the high Sierra's

7/30/2013 10:44:40 PM

In Estes Park in Colorado!!!

7/30/2013 10:00:49 PM

The Selway-Bitterroot wilderness, Idaho is the most beautiful place I've ridden

7/30/2013 9:34:58 PM

New England's forests and fields can't be beat!

7/30/2013 9:22:00 PM

My beach rides on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii are second to none.

7/30/2013 9:16:42 PM

Rocky MT Nat'l Park

7/30/2013 9:11:12 PM

Horseshoe meadow in the Sierras is stunning.

7/30/2013 8:55:22 PM

It wasn't a horse, it was a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon---2 years in a row!!

7/30/2013 8:23:12 PM

Fish Lake, Utah

7/30/2013 7:52:35 PM

Wonder valley, outside 29 palms!miles of sand tracks with purple moon over Bullion mountains

7/30/2013 7:50:18 PM

Galloping with friends, shrouded by hoofbeat muffling fog, over a freshly mown field.

7/30/2013 7:49:23 PM

Wyoming trail ride

7/30/2013 7:27:05 PM

make that the florida Greenways, Ross prairie and Pruit trail heads.

7/30/2013 7:02:18 PM

Trail rides in the spring through the woods are heavenly.

7/30/2013 6:52:25 PM

Canadian Rockies

7/30/2013 6:52:08 PM

in the piney woods of texas , along san jacinto river

7/30/2013 6:52:04 PM

In woods when snow lines each branch... Quiet and fresh

7/30/2013 6:26:59 PM

we have a trail in our forest and we rode that and once a cute baby fox ran across in front of us:)

7/30/2013 6:19:15 PM

The South Downs, Sussex, England. Up so high, with deer everywhere and endless trails

7/30/2013 6:14:53 PM

I've ridden him on the beach and the mountains also, but mostly in the forest. Nothing like it!

7/30/2013 5:55:51 PM

The Tall Pines Ride in Silver City, NM 20+ years ago.

7/30/2013 5:51:32 PM

On the side of Haleakala crater in Maui (and the ride into the crater was amazing, too)

7/30/2013 5:50:07 PM

in kenya

7/30/2013 5:43:39 PM

In Greece on a racehorse

7/30/2013 5:38:47 PM

The views are amazing

7/30/2013 5:26:15 PM

The highlands of Iceland. Like riding through a fairy tale.

7/30/2013 5:20:19 PM

Rides from lower Deer Valley in Park City, UT, to Stein Erickson Lodge for lunch on the deck.

7/30/2013 5:06:16 PM

Sequoia Nat'l Park backcountry

7/30/2013 5:03:36 PM

Callaway County, Missouri during the fall right on my own property

7/30/2013 4:58:13 PM

Arizona is amazing but you have to watch out for the cactus!

7/30/2013 4:57:46 PM

The rainforest

7/30/2013 4:40:31 PM

Back home in Montana, it is truely God's country, even more so on horseback.

7/30/2013 4:34:48 PM

The mountains from western Wyoming briefly into Idaho!

7/30/2013 4:21:24 PM

In Connemara, Ireland - stunning!

7/30/2013 4:16:34 PM

right after a snow, with the silence and candy coated trees

7/30/2013 3:21:39 PM

I recently went to Glacier Park horse back riding I had driven thru the park last year -

7/30/2013 3:03:22 PM

In the forest during a snowfall in upstate NY. Most beautiful ride ever.

7/30/2013 2:54:32 PM

In Alasak- views of glaciers incredible

7/30/2013 2:29:10 PM

On the beach in Kennebunkport, Maine

7/30/2013 12:35:18 PM

All of the above, from a horse's back it all beautiful

7/30/2013 12:32:34 PM

I live in the AZ desert, which I love, but grew up riding the California foothills.

7/30/2013 12:13:35 PM

etangs dans des couleurs qui n'appartiennent qu'à cette région et c'est beau et différent chaque foi

7/30/2013 11:22:59 AM

wyoming

7/30/2013 10:35:35 AM

I rode on the beach in Ireland a few years ago. It was amazing!

7/30/2013 8:58:34 AM

So far the Rockies of Canada,but will be going to the beach soon.

7/30/2013 8:29:53 AM

Forest and trails in the hill country of Texas

7/30/2013 2:39:42 AM