DARTMOOR WESTERN RIDING ADVENTURES
If you’ve ever dreamt of riding like a cowboy, join us for an experience of a lifetime and immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of Dartmoor.
Come on a western riding adventure and at the end of each day you’ll return to the warm hospitality of the Arundell Arms, an award winning country sporting hotel
Channel your inner cowboy with our Western Riding Adventure and discover a landscape that has changed little for thousands of years, riding Western style on magnificent American Quarter Horses. There might even be an opportunity to join a team moving cattle over miles of magnificent scenery, crossing sparkling streams and fast-running rivers, climbing 2000 foot inclines and exploring secret green valleys.
About Western Horse Riding
Western riding is perfectly suited to the rugged Dartmoor landscape. Challenging and exhilarating, our Western Riding Adventure is ideal for experienced riders looking to try new techniques and experience a different style of riding.
Western riding developed from ranching and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors. The riding style and the tack were quickly adapted to meet the needs of the cowboys who worked cattle from horseback in the rough terrain of the American ‘Wild’ West.
Riding Western style allowed cowboys to keep one hand free to rope and lasso cattle. As a result, Western horses were specially trained to neck rein, changing direction through light pressure on the neck. They were also taught to exercise their own judgement and instincts while following the movement of the cattle. All this has contributed to the distinctive riding style we see today, which emphasises a deep, secure seat and very light rein contact.
Book your Western Riding Adventure on Dartmoor
We only cater for one booking at a time giving you a full focus for the duration of your stay wwith us so to check availability and reserve your preferred dates please contact Elaine +44 7967 823674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org