Ridersmate:Designed for every ride
At Ridersmate, we’re all about safety for riders. Many of our customers enjoy travelling alone with no one but their horse for company, which is when your Ridersmate will come in especially valuable. Having said that, the device will keep you safe and in contact with emergency numbers wherever you go, so it’s also perfect for if you become separated from your group. We love a good horse trail ride, and below are some of our favourites from across the world.
If you want to go on a horse trail in truly breathtaking surroundings, the Canadian Rockies will give the rest of the world a run for its money. Lush valleys, shimmering lakes and snow-topped mountain ranges combine with fresh air and wide-open skies to make an incredible experience that’s one for the bucket list. Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies have been leading beginners and seasoned riders around this picturesque backcountry since 1923, and the package includes tepee or tent accommodation, homemade gourmet meals and an insight into the history of this gateway adventure.
Ever been on a cattle drive? Even the most skilful horse riders won’t necessarily have experienced this age-old passage, which is on offer at a working ranch in Montana. A cattle drive could be anywhere from six to twelve miles in a straight line, yet the ride will be three times as long due to the responsibility of returning strays to the flanks. It’s great fun, a real challenge and a chance to make new friendships round the campfire with beans and chilli in genuine Old West style.
The two-day Bellrowan Valley Pub Ride is a truly Australian take on a horse-riding trail and perfect for newbies and professionals alike. Arriving at noon, you spend some time getting to know your horse before heading out on a one-hour trail ride, taking in the beautiful natural landscape. You then set off to the riverside village of Beechwood, passing through neighbouring properties, winding through rainforest pockets, and taking in native bushland and rolling pastures on the way. The campfire is set up at the halfway point, where you’ll enjoy a cup of Billy tea with a fresh damper, a traditional bread enjoyed by Aussies. You then continue on your ride, and upon arriving at the Beechwood Hotel, with the famous Bago Bluff National Park as a backdrop, we’re sure you’ll have a thirst on. With proper pub grub and a fully licensed bar, you can relax with your ride and new friends before a good night’s sleep, all topped off with the return journey the following day.
Take your Ridersmate every time
Remember that even if you’re out with a large group, Ridersmate will keep you safe in the event of separation, accident or injury. Ridersmate users range from beginners to those who have been riding for decades on a daily basis. Safety is key, and taking precautions means that you can focus your attention on the ride all the way from setting off to returning happy, proud, exhausted and dusty.
Image credit: Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies