Tired of hacking the same old paths? Then how about hitting the road and heading off on a horsey holiday.

If you’ve ever holidayed in the UK and thought “I’d love to bring my horse here” – well why not! There are a growing number of B&Bs and holiday homes that offer equine accommodation, as well as ‘glampsites’ for those looking for something a little bit different.

The benefits of horsey holidays

  • Explore new places and have new experiences, like riding on the beach.
  • Improve your bond with your horse and grow his confidence and yours.
  • Your horse can experience different terrains, improving his agility and fitness.
  • You get the chance to ride without the distractions of work and everyday life.
  • A sense of achievement – perhaps you could try to ride the whole length or a particular stretch of a long-distance bridleway, staying at B&Bs as you go.
  • Clock up plenty of miles for #Hack1000Miles!

Top tips

  • Make use of local knowledge. Your host may be able to suggest routes for you, or even provide maps – just ask.
  • If you’re not sure about heading out solo, have a look for nearby equestrian facilities offering guided hacks. You could even look into tuition, demonstrations or competitions.
  • When researching where to go, think about what you want to do with your horse – do you dream of endless rolling hills, love to amble through shady woodland, or fancy a splash in the sea? Would you prefer to ride through spectacular scenery, or just spend endless hours in the saddle regardless of the landscape? Having such a checklist will help you to narrow down your search.
  • Don’t forget to check reviews online and ask trusted friends for recommendations – nothing beats word of mouth.

Check out a few of our Hack1000Miles challengers recommendations in this months issue of Your Horse.

Don’t miss the latest issue of Your Horse Magazine, jam-packed with training and veterinary advice, horse-care tips and the latest equestrian products available on shop shelves, on sale now.