I love trail rides! Nothing like being in nature with a beautiful horse as your companion.
With my lease horses I had some "trail riding" experience. Willy and I did some trail rides though they were more road rides than anything! I tried to ride Millie my lease horse but she shied at birds chirping and flying in trees...LOL.
Lately all the trail riding I have done has been with rental trail ride, touristy type rides. These are fun for sure.
My favorite is M Lazy Ranch in Lake George, Colorado. They are in a really pretty are not far from Colorado Springs. I've gone many times with my mom and the hubby.
As a kid I remember coming back to Colorado to visit family and having a trail ride, I think this was in Estes Park.
When I was in high school there was a stable called Greenland Stables in Virginia where you could rent a horse by the hour and ride on trails, unguided. That was nice because my friends and I could go together and have a good time. The horses were never the best because I'm sure inexperienced horse people would rent them and "ride" like crazy.
I look forward to riding Dani on trails. I hope this summer with Kit Carson and my other horse friends I'll be able to get Dani in a trailer and out on some trails. I'd like to try nearby local trails first, just in case anything happens. Then eventually an overnight packing trip would be tons of fun!!!