There are a lot of great ways to explore new places - by car, on foot, bicycle, even airplane. But there's something about doing it on horseback that's different- the connection between you and the animal has a way of making an experience with nature more intimate and real. If you're considering a horse riding vacation, you may not know where to look, but we can help. To narrow down the list, here are six incredible adventures on horseback, one from each continent (excluding Antarctica, which horses are advised to avoid).
1. Zion National Park, Utah
Not too far north of the more famous Grand Canyon lies Zion National Park. The verdant canyon is a renowned hiking spot but may be even better explored on horseback. Come face to face with wildlife and explore diverse terrain. Thanks to mild winters, you can visit year-round. There are at least seven companies operating tours, so you can pick the route that best suits you.
2. Mont Saint-Michel, France