Why to book horse riding trip in Lapland? Everything what you need to know for riding in winter wonderland
Lapland’s beautiful winter lets you enjoy amazing horseback rides on snowy trails and stunning landscapes. This article will cover all you need to know for an unforgettable horse riding experience in Lapland. The article talks about different things like: Why should you book a horse riding trip while in Lapland? What to wear to stay warm during winter riding? How to choose the right horse riding adventure? How to find a responsible horse riding place?
Why to book horse riding trip while in lapland?
Here are reasons to choose a horse riding as one of the activities during your trip to Lapland:
- Riding through snowy landscapes and forests is incredibly beautiful and nature covered with snow is totally silence and forest is untouched. You cannot go there with snowmobile or any motorvehicle.
- Horseback riding in the snow is a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable adventure for everyone
- Finnhorses, particularly the Finnish horse breed, are a significant part of Finnish culture. You’ll learn about their history, supporting the vitality of the Finnish horse breed. You can learn how horses survive with cold weather and how the grow up they winter flurry.
- In Finland, the care of horses is handled very responsibly. You can read more about that later.
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Experience the stunning beauty of Lapland’s snowy landscapes and forests while riding. It’s a unique adventure that you won’t forget. Additionally, being part of Finnish culture, Finnish horses offer a chance to learn about their history while supporting their well-being. Rest assured, horse care in Finland is responsibly managed.
What to wear to stay warm during winter riding?
Here are our tips for staying warm during winter riding:
- Layering Clothes: Layering is essential. Wool, especially against the skin, provides excellent warmth.
- Rent a Suitable Overall: Renting a jumpsuit or overall from a gear rental shop is the best way to stay warm while riding. These suits are well-suited for riding and offer adequate warmth. You can ask for recommendations on where to rent clothing when making your reservation.
- Ski Apparel: Ski wear can also be suitable if it’s genuinely warm. Ski clothes designed for cold weather can work well for riding.
- Mittens Over Gloves: Opt for mittens instead of gloves. Mittens tend to keep hands warmer than gloves in winter weather.
- Winter Boots with a Small Heel: Winter boots with a slight heel are ideal. They should be roomy enough to accommodate warm socks. Just before the ride, change into dry socks, preferably wool ones, for maximum warmth.
- Helmet Liner: Wearing a helmet liner underneath your riding helmet can protect your face and ears. Some stables offer these for loan.
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Remember, staying warm and dry is crucial during winter riding to prevent frostbite or hypothermia. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust according to changing weather conditions and activity levels. Your guide know very well how to survive with cold and keep care of you <3
How to choose the right horse riding adventure?
Choosing the right horse riding adventure involves considering several factors to ensure a fulfilling experience. Here are some steps to help you select the ideal horse riding adventure:
- Assess Your Riding Skill Level: Determine your riding proficiency. Are you a beginner or experience rider? Choose an adventure that aligns with your skill level to ensure safety and enjoyment. However, riding speed might be slower in snowy conditions. Pay attention to the required riding skill level for the particular adventure. Experienced riders are those who regularly and confidently handle horses in all gaits, while beginners are categorized as first-timers.
- Daylight or Nighttime Riding: You have the option to choose between daytime and nighttime riding. Daylight allows better scenery viewing, while nighttime rides offer a serene atmosphere to enjoy the beauty of nature, including the possibility of witnessing the Northern Lights.
- Weight Limits: Take note of weight limits at stables as horses have carrying capacity restrictions, such as our stable’s limit of 90kg.
- Explore Trail Types and Scenery: Research the trails offered by various riding tours. Some may focus on scenic routes through forests, while others might offer rides across open fields or mountains. Choose based on the type of scenery you’d like to experience. near by city center of Rovaniemi there is only forest and not that silence. In our stable there is totally silence and lot of hills around of riding tracks.
- Check Reviews and Recommendations: Look for reviews or recommendations from previous riders. Reading about others’ experiences can give you insights into the quality of the adventure, the horses, the guides, and the satisfaction of participants.
By considering these factors, you can select a horse riding adventure that matches your skill level, preferences, and desire for an enjoyable and memorable experience. If you want to book a horse riding in our stable (in Rovaniemi) you can read more about our activities here.
How to find a responsible horse riding place?
Finding a responsible horse riding facility involves considering various factors to ensure the welfare of the horses and a positive experience for riders. In Finland, there are stringent requirements concerning the use of animals in business activities. The animal welfare laws are of high quality, and businesses involving animals are continuously monitored by authorities. Here’s how to find a responsible horse riding place:
- Research and Reviews: Start by researching local horse riding stables or facilities. Look for online reviews, testimonials, or recommendations from other riders. Check social media platforms or travel websites for feedback from previous customers.
- Assess Horse Welfare: Pay attention to the horses’ appearance and behavior. Look for signs of good health and well-being, such as healthy coats and appropriate weight. You can also see most of time this in photos. Responsible facilities prioritize the health and happiness of their horses.
- Qualified Staff and Guides: Inquire about the qualifications and experience of the staff and guides. Knowledgeable and experienced personnel who prioritize horse welfare and rider safety are crucial for a responsible establishment.
- Safety Measures: Ask about safety protocols, such as safety briefings, provided safety gear, and emergency procedures. A responsible facility places a strong emphasis on rider safety during the ride. In Finland almost everyone have First aid courses 1 and 2 with red cross. First aid skills are very high here. Every stable have first aid gears.
- Ethical Treatment: Ensure that the stable practices ethical treatment of horses. This includes proper grooming, appropriate training methods, adequate rest periods, and a balanced diet for the animals.
- Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask questions about their horse care practices, horse health management, and their commitment to responsible riding practices.
By considering these factors and conducting thorough research, you can identify a horse riding facility that demonstrates responsible care for their horses and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for riders. At the all, most of stables in Lapland are very professional operated and horses are they partners and family members.
Stables in Lapland
Lapland is a huge area included north part of Finland, north part of Sweden and also Norway. This article is written in Finland. If you have any questions you can send a email for me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Instagram (link).
Our stable is located in Rovaniemi, about 40-minutes drive from City center and 30-minutes drive from Luosto, we can also operate tranport. Read more and book here (link)
If you are in Saariselkä, Ivalo or Inari there is a Polaris point horses.