Every year, my Florida family and my little Rhode Island family get together out west to vacation together. For the past several years, we’ve gone out to Keystone, CO but this year, we changed things up and headed out to Park City, UT. On days when we aren’t skiing, we usually do something like snowmobiling as a family to have fun. We decided to go horseback riding this year because my parents had a great experience at a lovely little barn over 10 years ago, Wind in Your Hair Riding.
If you are ever looking for a fabulous riding experience in the Park City area, please call Sueanne Clark, the owner of Wind in Your Hair. The only caveat is that you must be an experienced rider (they define experienced as “an experienced rider is defined as one who is comfortable at both the canter and the gallop. For Western riders, this would mean not having to hold onto the horn.”
There were 4 of us who rode: myself, my Mom, Stepdad and 82-year-old Grandpa (the oldest rider they’ve ever had!). Our wonderful guide, Kat, and assistant Dave took us on a 2 hour tour of the most gorgeous mountains during a light snow. It was perfect! The horses are Paso Finos, a special gaited breed imported to the Caribbean from Spain back in the time of Christopher Columbus. I’ve ridden my entire life but have never ridden a gaited horse- what a fun experience! I loved experiencing the gorgeous scenery atop my fabulous horse, Ariel. Ariel is a sweet bay mare with a kind soul that reminded me of my late horse, Dewey (pictured below).
We made some wonderful family memories and I will definitely visit Wind in Your Hair Riding next time we are in the Park City area. If you’re an experienced rider and live in or plan on visiting Park City, check them out for horseback riding year round!
PS. They had no idea I was a blogger, I just had a fantastic experience and wanted to share with all of you!