Between the two of us here at Outside Rein, we’ve racked up a lot of airline miles. Hailing from California, we naturally spend a significant portion of our “time off” on the west coast visiting family. However, when vacation calls we often opt for a bit of adventure (and have been known to pack half chaps and a helmet in our carry-ons).
Astride a steady steed, we’ve traversed a Big Sky dude ranch in Montana, the vast Kenyan savannah, and even the beaches of Sumba island off the coast of Bali. We have been fortunate enough to view some of the world’s most incredible landscapes through the ears of horses. Thus, a freshly booked trip to Reykjavik to trek through lava fields on Icelandic ponies recently had us chatting about all of the equine-centric vacations we’ve yet to experience.
Or course, we’ll update you on our Nordic adventures in a few weeks, but if you’re still hemming and hawing about where to vacation this summer, below we list a few of the more interesting riding retreats that we’re hoping to cross off our bucket lists one of these days.