Trail riding in the Caucasian Mountains

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  1. Nomadic Days

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    This summer we explored the most beautiful part of the Caucasus - Svanetia - on horseback and wanted to share our impressions:

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    As the roads are quite bad there, horse tours are probably one of the best options. You may hire a local guide but to our surprise, it was also possible to hire only the horses without any guide and explore on your own. Small local horses are perfect for the mountains and they are well trained. Our only criticism is the saddles: they consist of a metal carcass and a thin cushion :) For more detailed description and more pictures you may check our travel blog
    We also wrote about horseback rides in Cappadocia on Arabian racehorses and our riding experience in Croatia. A detailed report on horse trekking in Ethiopia, South Africa and Brazil are soon to come :)
     
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    Cool. So did you go up onto the glacier? I suppose the horses knew the way there and back?
     
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    @manesntails They certainly know the way back! :) We almost got onto the glacier: in the end the path got really bad, stony and steep and there were no trees to tie the horses to
     
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    You needed Mules that ground tied. :LOL:
     
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    Ohhhhhh, @Nomadic Days can you please share more pictures?
    That looks amazing!
     
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    Thank you @ginster !
    We are happy to share more pictures!

    We have even more pictures of Svaneti & Ushguli in our blog.

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