Love the idea of a horseback riding trip in Banff but you have no horse-riding experience? Don’t sweat it. While getting in the saddle for the first time can be a little nerve wracking, it’s not as difficult as you might think. It won’t take you long to get the hang of it and by the end of thee day, you’ll start to relax and enjoy the ride. Take a read through some important tips from horseback riding experts to keep in mind for your first backcountry trip.

When travellers rave about Banff backcountry trail rides, they often mention the beautiful scenery, the relaxing lodge and the hearty food. However, what really makes the horseback trip memorable is the interaction with the horses.

Western Style Riding (the basics) Looking for a few tips for your horseback ride? But don’t worry our cowboys will review all of this again before your ride!    

Horseback riding is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed at all skill levels. Check out our handy riding guide to learn some riding tips.