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5 Day Trips for Horseback Riders

Saddle up to Louisiana's experienced horse outfitters on an adventurous horseback riding tour through gorgeous, scenic trails. 

No horse? No problem. Horse lovers of all ages and experience levels can enjoy a day on the Louisiana trails with one of these outfitters.

Guided Horseback Riding and Outfitters in Louisiana

BREC Farr Park Equestrian Center

Baton Rouge

When it comes to convenience, you won’t do much better than BREC Farr Park Equestrian Center. Its network of horse trails can be found just six miles from downtown Baton Rouge, situated just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River. Go for a peaceful trot through the pastures of this 297-acre park, where guides accommodate groups of up to eight riders. After dismounting, take a rest at one of Farr Park’s RV campground spots, which come with full hookups and offer even more outdoor fun. 

Sweetwater RV Ranch and Stables


Enjoy a wild West experience in Tangipahoa Parish, just East of Baton Rouge. Sweetwater RV Ranch and Stables caters to horseback riders young and old with no experience required. For the full cowboy experience, plan a long weekend in the Sweetwater cabins or bunkhouse. Rustic tent camping and RV hookups are also available. When you're not riding the trails, explore the biking and hiking trails or drop a line in the fishing pond.

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Horseback riding in Louisiana is fun for all ages.


Saddle up and explore Louisiana's trails on horseback.

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Whether you're a seasoned rider or just a beginner, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Louisiana on horseback.

Kisatchie National Forest


Equestrian enthusiasts looking for a more remote getaway should check out the wilds of Kisatchie National Forest. Its massive acreage, undulating hills, lush forests and well-maintained trails offer a lifetime of trail riding experiences. One of the most popular spots is the Caroline Dormon Trail, which features nearly 11 miles of trails and designated parking for horse trailers. Bonus: this trail is located just off the Longleaf Trail Byway, one of 19 routes that make up the Louisiana Byways scenic road network. 

Hayes E. Daze Ranch

Forest Hill

While in the Kisatchie National Forest area, another option is to head to Hayes E. Daze Ranch in Forest Hill for guided horseback riding. Winding, sandy trails with gorgeous forest canopy hang overhead while you and your horse head down the forested paths. Options include one, two or three hour trail rides and with more than 150 miles of trails to choose from, a route can be selected for any rider's skill level. If its your first time, beginners are welcome and will receive a short training session that is included.

Splendor Farms


Explore over 700 acres of Louisiana’s Northshore at Splendor Farms. The equestrian center near the tiny town of Bush is a full-service facility, with guided rides that take visitors through gorgeous pastures, wooded areas, lakes and sandy beaches on one to three-hour trips. Bring the kids to the onsite petting zoo to feed the burros sheep and baby goats and consider extending your trip beyond a day by staying at Splendor Farm’s bed-and-breakfast. 

Louisiana State Parks Horse Trails

Equestrian trails at State Parks sites are open to riders and their own horses. There is an equestrian trail fee of $3/horse per day, in addition to the day-use entrance of $3 per person; overnight campsites can be rented for $22 to $28 per night, plus tax. Certification of a clean Coggins test is required for all horses brought on State Park property. It is recommended that you call ahead for the status of the trail.

Learn more about horseback riding in Louisiana.