Horse Trekking in Mongolia: Tips to know

Horse trekking in Mongolia is an amazing way to explore the country’s stunning landscapes. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re planning on going horse trekking in Mongolia:

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Trip tips:

– Choose your route carefully. There are many different routes you can take, so make sure to pick one that suits your skill level and interests.

– Be prepared for the weather. Mongolia can be very cold, so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothes.

– Bring your own food and water. There are often no shops or restaurants along the way, so it’s important to bring enough supplies with you.

– Have a good map and compass. Mongolian roads can be hard to follow, as most of their road is unpaved. So it’s important to have a good navigation system.

– Be aware of the local wildlife. There are many different animals that call Mongolia home, so it’s important to be aware of what you might encounter on your trip.

Horse Riding Tips:

– You must approach from the left side of the horse all the time

– Double check your horse’s girth before you ride if you can’t do this, just tell the horseman and he will check it for your safety

– Do not get your feet into horse’s groin

– Place your foot in the stirrups so the widest part of your foot is resting on the stirrups. Don’t jam your foot in the stirrups too far.

– The bridle of Mongolian horse is not the same as western and English style bridle. Mongolian horse bridle has an additional leather strap which is longer than reins and you should use it for driving your horse. Reins are used for stopping your horse.

– You should not ride a horse in the same manner as you would ride a bike. Instead, you should sit straight up and hold the reins in both hands.

What to bring on your Mongolian Horse Riding trip?

– A hat or scarf to protect your head from the sun

– Sunglasses

– sunscreen

– mosquito repellent

– a water bottle

– a first aid kit

– Comfortable riding trousers

– Lightweight rain jacket

– If you won’t bring riding boots, you may use horse riding gaiters or chaps

– Sunglasses with strong ties

On horseback, the lighter your package is, the better.