What is equestrian tourism?
An independent type of use of horses is horse tourism.
It has various forms and is widely used in many countries as an active form of recreation and an opportunity to learn about the environment.
In addition, communication between a person and a horse brings a lot of new emotions, which positively affects his psychophysical state. This type of tourism is especially interesting in such areas as the forest tundra, taiga, forest-steppe, mountains and foothills.
A large number of people whose physical capabilities are limited and do not allow them to travel off-road, find in equestrian tourism the solution to many of their aspirations.
Equestrian tourist routes can be one-day trips with a return to the main base and a length of 30 × 40 km. there Are also multi-day routes with stops at intermediate bases, where participants have to take care not only of themselves, but also of the horse. Many routes are linked to historical sites and pass through places of interest and nature reserves.
For equestrian tourism, the most suitable are unpretentious, hardy and bold horses of local breeds, many of which have soft and comfortable movements for the rider. Karachay and Kabardian horses are especially good in mountain conditions,which are not inferior to other horses on the plains.
Currently, we are beginning to develop popular in many countries and does not require special physical training, carriage (harness) tourism. It, as well as equestrian tourism, allows you to overcome significant distances, and a properly designed route can introduce travelers to beautiful and unique corners of nature, life and architecture of ancient cities and villages.