Horseback Riding In The Arizona Desert With Snickers

horseback riding in arizona 3Like a scene out of a movie, I climbed onto the back of Snickers, my gentle brown horse, and trotted off through the Arizona desert past rattlesnakes and prickly cacti accompanied by our own real live cattle dog. This horseback riding in Arizona adventure had finally begun.

horseback riding in arizona 4We weren’t headed for the O.K. Corral, or riding off into the sunset, we were on a #BloggersGo Girlfriend’s Getaway adventure with Fort McDowell Adventures.

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horseback riding in arizona 13The company owns 25,000 acres of land and offers unique experiences for its guests. You can participate in your own city slicker cattle drive, go hiking, kayaking, hop on a horse for a guided trail ride, ride on an off-road jeep tour, experience a cowboy cookout and more.

horseback riding in arizona 8Horseback Riding is available Monday-Saturday, Sunrise to Sunset. What a lovely way to spend the morning, with five of my closest friends on the back of Snickers, one of the gentle horses from Fort McDowell Adventure’s own collection at The Stables. 

horseback riding in arizona 10Whether its your first visit to the Arizona desert, or one of many, riding on horseback is a great way to experience the dusty terrain of the Sonoran Desert, get close up with a Saguro cactus, and splash through the Verde River.

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horseback riding in arizona 7On our one and half hour leisurely ride, we were surrounded by the natural beauty of Arizona and we even encountered a gorgeous wild mustang along the way!

horseback riding in arizona 11While our morning was extremely serene and relaxing, this could have easily turned into a #BloggersGoWild trip instead! If you like tequila and love to party, Fort McDowell also has a tequila bus you can reserve with 10 of your friends and enjoy a road trip that you might not remember, but won’t want to forget.

horseback riding in arizona 12Sightseeing, tequila tasting, a wiener roast, and maracas! One tequila, two tequilas, three tequilas, FLOOR!

horseback riding in arizona 14A big thanks to Snickers, my trusty steed for the day and to Fort McDowell Adventures for hosting our ride. You can learn more about Fort McDowell Adventures on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @FortMcDowellAdv.

29 thoughts on “Horseback Riding In The Arizona Desert With Snickers”

  1. I have never seen such a tall cactus in my whole life. Horseback riding is fun, I did it when I was younger. Arizona is beautiful, i love the dessert scenery.

  2. this looks fun! my daughter used to horseback ride regularly, so she would love this. I love that horse’s name is snickers

  3. I have only been horseback riding once and it still brings back memories. I even remember the horse’s name – Blue. Looks like you will also remember Snickers for a long time to come.

    Think it is time for a ride.

  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun! we love riding horses. My grandparents have a bunch that they use to rodeo and farm with.

  5. Wow! So much fun. Arizona has such a different climate and setting than Indiana, it would be almost like visiting another country. How exotic!

  6. I have been horseback riding and I am a nervous rider but I should try it again. I am heading to Arizona next year for Mom 2.0 and that should be fun. I am excited to see Arizona actually!

  7. Sounds like you had a great time! I have to admit that I haven’t been horseback riding in a long time, but would love to try it again. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yea Arizona! You took some beautiful pictures! Fort McDowell isn’t far from us – that might be a fun staycation idea :)

  9. What a gorgeous horse and fun day! I used to ride horses a lot when I was younger. My aunt and I went pretty much every summer a few times to different trails in my area.

  10. What an amazing adventure! I rode for years in highschool and loved getting out of the barn/rink and into the real world! I am so jealous!

  11. I use to ride as a child and there is no other experience that can compare to bonding with a horse and working as a team to have an adventure.


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