Tracing back to the allure of the Wild West's open frontier, trail riding is a unique way to enjoy nature's beauty. This useful guide for trail riders will even inspire those who have never come near a horse. Readers will understand the evolution of the animal and the history of riding before learning how to choose and get to know a horse before a trail ride. Practical tips for grooming, tacking, and dressing are outlined, as are basic guidelines and safety measures for learning to ride. The many joys and also the potential dangers of trail riding are discussed.