Horses in AZ

Horseback Riding in Arizona

    Western settlers originaly explored America on horseback and today, many of Arizona’s Public Lands; Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Preserves can still be explored on the back of a horse for a unique natural adventure. Private stables and guides are available at many public land recreation areas. Licensing, fees and seasonal conditions vary.

Care on Trails and Public Lands:

  • You can help to take good care of our trails, roadways, and public lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions
  • Don’t Litter… take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
  • Make sure that you ride on the designated trail, roadway, or public land in that area. Check with your destination ahead of time to make ensure that the area you plan to ride in is allowed.
  • Don’t ride in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared “off limits” to riders to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.

Safety While Horseback Riding:

  • Wear proper clothing and footwear, according to the terrain and season
  • Be courteous and remember that you are sharing the trail, roadway, or public land with other riders and recreationists
  • Do not ride on unauthorized trails, roadways, or public lands
  • Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio