Horseback Riding Routes in the Slocan Valley
Although it doesn’t look like Kentucky horse country here,
it’s surprising how many people in the Slocan Valley keep
a horse or two, or three. Farriers are booked weeks in advance and
a common conversation topic is “Where’d you get your
With all the old logging roads and paths through the bushes, you
don’t have to go far to find a trail you’d love to discover
on horseback. The old deactivated rail bed that runs along the Slocan
River is a good place to take your “hay burner". The trail has been bedded and groomed by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Soceity and is lovely horse footing.
Horses and riders that are used to travelling on roads and encountering
cars, wildlife, domestic animals, the occasional dirt bike, skidoo
or logging truck, do just fine here.
Currently there are no horse-specific facilities like overnight
corrals or “Bed & Bale” establishments for visitors,
but now that we have this lovely trail through the entire valley, , we have great hopes that facilities will
spring up soon.
If you want more information about ‘horsing around’
in the Valley, contact the Slocan Valley Outriders - a club where
horse lovers share their equine passion, and coordinate equine play
days, clinics, and trail rides. For more information contact Tammy
Steen or visit the Slocan Valley Outriders profile page in the
section of the Valley Directory.