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8 Great Trip Ideas for Horse Lovers (PHOTOS)

Why not experience something more than a simple follow-the-leader trail ride?
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From the Caribbean to South Africa to Western Europe to China, it's easy for avid equestrians to add some horseback riding into almost any trip -- you can even ride horses in New York's Central Park. But why not experience something more than a simple follow-the-leader trail ride?

Experience unique gaits, watch exciting festivals, marvel at the power and beauty of the equine acrobat and explore ancient landscapes best viewed from the back of a horse. Each of these trips offer something more for horse lovers who want a memorable experience with a new four-legged friend. Of course, if your traveling companions aren't such horse-fanatics, there's still plenty of reason for them to visit these particular places too.

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