How to prepare for an Equestrian Journey

How to prepare for an Equestrian Journey

The vast wilderness areas of Harghita County offers marvelous horse riding with a very special atmosphere – wide sweeping views to the horizon, crystal clear rivers and endless mountain plains.

Our mountain tours are suitable for riders of a wide range of age and ability, including novices. Using sturdy and good-natured Icelandic horses, which are ideally suited for riding on this terrain, you can choose between our half day, one day or multiple day tours exploring the Harghita mountain wilderness.
Horse riding in this area gives you an excellent opportunity to come close to nature, with good chances of seeing roe deer, wild rabbits and fox. Notable birds include the eagles and black stork. The Ivo Wildlife Park is right next to our ranch. This park is home to several local species like roe, red and fallow deer and mouflons.

Our guided tours are an enjoyable and accessible horse riding holiday and the ideal option for those who would like to discover the unique pleasure of riding in a wilderness region.

The horse riding equipment for our tours depends on the season. It is very important to dress according to the season. Here you find a short checklist of what we recommend for our one day and half day tours:

  • Jodhpurs or comfortable trousers (not jeans)
  • T-shirt and a vest
  • Jacket or rain jacket in colder weather
  • Saddle bag
  • Riding or hiking boots – During the riding tours there might be short parts of hiking, so it is important that the shoes are comfortable for bought activities.
  • Equestrian helmet -compulsory, if the rider does not have his/her own, we provide this at the riding ranch upon request.
  • Back protector
  • Riding gloves

Finally, we cannot emphasize enough the need to listen: listen to your horse, listen to your own body, listen to nature, and listen to your tour guide. All of our guides are experienced riders with great knowledge of horses and the local area.