People on horses going on a trail rideOver the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! We have all heard that song, which is actually a Thanksgiving poem. We aren’t talking about Thanksgiving or going to Grandmother’s but we are highlighting one of the original ways of getting from one place to another and that is on horseback!

Sure, we have all sorts of four-wheel vehicles to get around…the latest in cars, vans and trucks and all of the ATV’s out there that are fun to tour around in. When you are in Beavers Bend, OK though, there is great reward to be found by ditching the four wheels, switching to four legs and taking in the sights and sounds of our stunning area on the back of a horse.

Horseback riding is a fantastic way to slow down from the usual pace of life and see what Mother Nature has provided us all. It lets us go back to a simple time of leisurely strolling through the woods, across creeks, up and down trails—all with the beauty of a mountain range surrounding you. Are you ready yet? On many of the fully guided rides in Beavers Bend, you can do some bird watching, reflecting or relaxing in quiet of the nature around you – with the occasional neigh or whinny of course. Horseback riding can take you to places you can’t go in a car and show you secret areas around the Ouachita Mountains that are off the beaten path. Mountains, trees and most likely some spectacular wildlife sightings make it an experience to remember. You may event learn interesting facts from guides who know the trails inside and out and probably a story or two.

White-tailed deer, Eastern wild turkeys, cottontail and swamp rabbits, migrating waterfowl, resident wood ducks, red-cockaded woodpecker, bald eagles and over 100 bird species are among the wildlife native to our area should you be lucky to catch a glimpse. Be sure to pack a camera or even binoculars for your ride. If you are planning a visit or live in our area and have yet to share in this experience, here are a few local places with great horseback riding services:

Riverman Trail Rides & Stables
Glover River Trail Rides
A to Z Guest Ranch
Salt Creek Lodge
Beavers Bend Resort Park Horse Stables

Whether you want an easy one-hour ride or something more challenging, you will find what you are looking for here. Make your summer plans now and include horseback riding to make some truly special memories. A stay at a private, cozy cabin will make your stay here in Beavers Bend, OK complete. Beavers Bend Creative Escapes has numerous luxury cabin properties to choose from—whether you are flying solo or bringing the whole crew, we have the perfect place for you. Call us today for more information at (580) 306-2265 or (580) 306-2266.