Equestrian camping just as it sounds, camping with your horse. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what that looks like. It could mean anything from regular tent camping to luxury glamping (in an Equine Motorcoach, of course!). We’ve found that often people don’t know much about camping with horses; it’s a great way to travel to new places, enjoy different locations and scenery, and get in some training sessions at the same time.
Lots of people assume equestrian camping would be quite rustic and basic, and it can be if that’s what you’re after. However, camping with horses can also include facility use, and help from trainers on site. Some equestrian camping centers provide an entire glamping experience for you and your equine family member.
How do you know that your horse is a good candidate for a camping trip?
First, you should think is if your horse right temperament for a camping trip. Does your horse adapt well to new surroundings? Or does your horse spook easily? Is your horse in good health? Chances are you won’t be close enough to your vet to receive the care that you and your horse are used to should something go wrong.
When ever you travel with your horse you should always have on hand a veterinary first aid kit. Additionally, it is not a bad idea to check with your regular vet to see if they are familiar with vets in the area that you are traveling to.
Another suggestion that we have is to think about your horses current routine. Will a trip of this kind be too much of a change? For example, if your horse is stabled 24/7 then it’s probably not appropriate. On the other hand, if your horse happily lives outside during the summer months, a trip away to a different field should be no problem.
Specifics to think about when camping with your horse
There are so many different options to keep in mind when planning an equine camping trip. We’ve listed a few points to consider:
- Would you prefer to ride independently each day, or are you interested in meeting up with others for a group ride? You could take advantage of special events such as local show jumps, or a cross-country course.
- How often do you want to ride?
- How far do you want to or are you willing to travel?
- Do you want to stay in a totally specialized equine camping center? This would offer you a groom and stable as needed. Or another option is a traditional campsite which offers an equine camping area if you can look after your house yourself.
- If you have a horse trailer that includes living accommodations, this is a great solution for both your horse’s transportation and your bed for the night. All you need is to find a location that offers an electric hookup.
If you think that camping with your horse sounds like something that you and your family would enjoy but would like to do it from the comfort of a luxury RV with horse accommodations, then its time to schedule a time to discuss the options that Equine Motorcoach offers.