Trail riding in Kentucky is accessible, family friendly, and can be easy on the wallet. There are currently 229 riding trails offering more than 1,913 miles throughout Kentucky.
I tested many of the trails myself, while filming "Equitrekking Kentucky," a high-definition episode of Equitrekking, my Emmy-winning television series on PBS.
As a part of my job for Equitrekking, I ride horses with locals around the world. I found great horses and riders all over Kentucky, from state parks and recreation areas to farms and historic villages.
For a rundown of four riding locations where you can bring your own horse or ride one of the outfitter's well-trained horses to explore Kentucky from the saddle, see The Trail Rider, April 2011.
Here's a video clip from the PBS television show Equitrekking on trail-riding in Kentucky.
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Darley Newman is the host and producer of the Emmy-winning Equitrekking television show on PBS, the author of the award-winning Equitrekking: Travel Adventures on Horseback book, and the founder of EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring exceptional equestrian vacations. Learn more at www.equitrekking.com and www.equitrekkingtravel.com.