In the West, a trail ride is what you do. A ride through the desert in Lake Mead Recreation Area offered stellar views of the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada
Equestrian events, horseback riding, and places to see wild horses.
On Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the fame of one fictional pony brought world awareness of the wild ponies of Assateague Island and fueled every little girl’s desire to have her own pony.
Riding an Icelandic horse at Skjaldarvík in Akureryi means enjoying panoramic scenery along Eyjafjörður and dealing with the idiosyncrasies of these spirited steeds.
At Dos De Enero Ranch along the boundary of Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, I witnessed the last moments of the fiery spirit of this wild stallion.
Spectators at Horses in the Sun, an annual event in Ocala, can watch nearly a dozen rings where riders pit their skill against each other in time trials.