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Horse Riding In The New Forest


Horse riding in The New Forest is one of the finest ways to experience its natural beauty.

There are more than 3,000 New Forest Ponies roaming this beautiful landscape. They are wild in the sense that they graze freely but in fact are owned by New Forest Commoners.

Horse riding in the New Forest is catered for in a variety of ways, whether you are a seasoned rider or a beginner - a horse riding experience can be arranged at 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 New Forest hack really can provide you with the most unique way to explore the forest. Aside from the stunning flora and fauna, opportunities to spot endangered wildlife and stay active - along your path you will discover country pubs and restaurants offering a chance for some well-earned relaxation.

Riding on horse back along a picturesque beach, watching the sun set can make a wonderfully romantic trip that extra bit special and provide the perfect opportunity to explore the coastline.

Finding the perfect place to stay is never a problem in the forest with accommodation ranging from 5 star hotels to camping sites - offering direct access to the forest.

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 heathland with their own horse.

Horse riding in the New Forest.From trotting along the country lanes to galloping across the open forest- 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- 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.

In the New Forest the animals have right of way, so horse riders - as well as the wild ponies - are protected by the fact that people have to drive slowly and give priority right of way to the horses.

Check the useful horse riding information for advice and safety guidelines before you plan your visit.