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Horse Riding In The New Forest


Horse riding in The New Forest is one of the finest ways to experience the natural
beauty of the National Park. With over 3,000 New Forest Ponies roaming the beautiful and varying landscapes, The New Forest is truly the perfect backdrop for a relaxing hack.


Whether you are a seasoned rider or a beginner rider, The New Forest can cater for your experience levels and ensure you have a great day at any one of the recommended stables. If you are visiting the New Forest on holiday you can arrange a forest hack or lesson from one of the many stables available. Alternatively, if you live locally, you can book regular local lessons for people of all ages and abilities.


A hack throughout The New Forest can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to explore, experience, and discover the beauty of the National Park. You can enjoy a hack across a variety of landscapes within the forest from rolling heathlands, beautiful coastlines to magical woodlands. Keep an eye out to make sure you can spot the incredible New Forest wildlife, and perhaps even stay aware of any pubs and restaurants offering a chance for some well-earned relaxation.


Why not take advantage of one of the few places you can holiday with your own horse? The New Forest offers accommodation solutions for people wishing to discover The New Forest with their own horse. Trot along the country lanes and gallop across the open forest, then retire with your horse in tow to one of the
establishments that offer accommodation with stabling or paddocks. You will find that the accommodation will suit the needs of both you and your horse. The livery facilities often provide stables and grazing opportunities for your horse - while you can choose from self-catering or bed and breakfast options.


With many local equestrian retailers, all of your horses riding needs are taken care
of to allow you more time to acquaint yourself with the delights of the New
Forest. Remember that in the New Forest the animals have right of way, so horse riders - as well as the wild ponies. This means that any animal is protected; therefore motorist must drive slowly and give priority right of way to the horses.