Mongolia is the perfect destination for your next horse riding holiday in the sun. Riding is possible many places across Mongolia, join a group and go riding.
Horse Riding Holidays
Because of its varied natural landscape you can ride along paths and roads as well as into untouched nature. Sitting on the back of a horse you can see the real Mongolian nomadic life, natural beauties, clear waters and environments away from the crowds of the city. On organized trips you will be accompanied by expert guides who help inexperienced riders learn everything from the names of the equipment to how to show the horse affection.
Best Seasons for Riding
In Mongolia, you can find indoor riding, riding trips for the experienced and for beginners, plus opportunities to hire a horse by the hour. Mongolia is perfect for horse riding holidays during the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October.
Additionally Mongolia offers lots of different places for horse riding lovers, come and discover Mongolia's breathtaking landscape on horseback or travel the green plateaus of Mongolia.
The Mongol horse is the native horse breed of Mongolia. The breed is purported to be largely unchanged since the time of Genghis Khan. Nomads living in the traditional Mongol fashion still hold more than 3 million animals, which outnumber the country's human population. Despite their small size, they are horses, not ponies.
In Mongolia, the horses live outdoors all year at 30 °C (86 °F) in summer down to −40 °C (−40 °F) in winter, and search for food on their own. The mare's milk is processed into the national beverage airag, and some animals are slaughtered for meat. Other than that, they serve as riding animals, both for the daily work of the nomads and in horse racing.
Mongol horses were a key factor during the 13th century conquest of the Mongol Empire.