How do I select a horse for pleasure and trail riding?

Horses August 02, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Since your primary interest is trail or pleasure riding, you are not restricted to a particular breed. You should emphasize structural correctness, and temperament, when selecting a horse for the purposes you describe. You also may want to consider a gaited horse, as many people find those breeds most comfortable to ride on the trails. The Selecting the Right Horse module in the Horse Quest Learning Lesson series has excellent information on selecting the right horse for trail and pleasure riding.