Contibuted by Genice Phillips
Riding a horse for the first time can be an exciting, sometimes daunting experience. Once you find a great instructor, a likable horse, and of course, a nice pair of equestrian boots, you will have all the tools you need for a fun, easy ride!
And horseback riding has its' benefits. Anyone of any age can participate. It's a great workout that can be challenging and fulfilling. It offers a considerable amount of balance and coordination, with an added bonus - making a new friend. Horses are loyal, kind companions that have different personalities, which can fit your riding style.
Since the fall is here, why not take in the beautiful scenery and ride a few trails around Colonial Williamsburg? Stonehouse Stables offers a range of lessons for everyone, from the novice to expert rider. Try a guided tour at Lakewood Trail or if interested in a longer ride, York River State Park features a 5 mile bridle trail, filled with breathtaking views of the York River and Taskinas Creek.