Utah State University Extension
Trail riding has long been a popular use for the recreational horse, providing outdoor enjoyment for riders of all abilities. Good trail horses come in all shapes, sizes, breeds, and ages making it hard to make a final choice on which horse will carry you safely through your upcoming outdoor adventures. This information is meant as a recommendation to a potential buyer and the buyer must keep in mind their riding and handling capabilities as well as what they’re expecting of the equine.
Osborne, Makenna; Hoopes, Karl; and Smith, Judy, "How to Choose a Good Trail Horse" (2019). All Current Publications. Paper 2056.