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.

horseback riding in arizona 5horseback 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.

horseback riding in arizona 9horseback 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!

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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.

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