[Giveaway] 5 Reasons To Spend Harvest Season on Horseback

Autumn rides are the seasoned trail-rider’s best-kept secret. The cool morning air is crisp and refreshing, popular trails are finally quiet, and the fall foliage is all the more beautiful from five feet above the ground.

While summer is widely considered to be the peak of riding season, there’s no reason to stop hitting the trails after Labor Day. To help keep your riding season going, PetMeds® is giving away a gift certificate that you can use for all your trail riding supplies and needs

Here’s the five biggest reasons we love trail-riding in the fall:

Rides are no sweat.
If the summer heat has been keeping you off the trails, now’s the time to enjoy a crisp morning ride. Make sure to build up your horse’s endurance slowly if they haven’t been active this summer.

You’ll get the best photos.
Without the harsh sun overhead, you can finally take soft, flattering photos of your horse that capture their natural beauty, even if you’ve only got your phone camera to work with. The warm red and golden shades in the falling leaves create a color palette that makes any horse really “pop.” To make the most of fall photo season, you can hire a professional photographer, or even split the cost with other riders at your stable so everyone can get great shots of their horse.

You’ll see more wildlife.
Woodland creatures tend to hunker down on hot summer days. In the fall, they’re more active during the day, foraging and feasting as they bulk up for the winter. You’ll also see birds starting their migratory journey overhead. As long as you ride with others and keep your distance, you can safely enjoy watching and photographing wildlife.

It’s the best time to bond.
Just enjoy spending time with your horse! There’s nothing quite like an autumn ride at a relaxed pace with no destination or goal in mind.

Pests have started to dwindle.
While you should still stay stocked up on fly spray through the fall, you and your horse won’t be as overwhelmed with biting bugs as you were in the summer. Take advantage of chilly weather in the mornings and evenings when many flying pests start hiding from the cold.

Enter the PetMeds® Harvest Season on Horseback Giveaway!
To celebrate the start of autumn trail riding season, PetMeds® is giving away a $250 gift certificate in the month of October

The PetMeds® Harvest Season on Horseback Giveaway runs from Friday 10/1 through Sunday 10/31. Everyone who comments from 10/1 to 10/31/21 is eligible to win. To enter, leave a comment below. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on November 1st.

Win A $250 PetMeds® Gift Certificate!
Celebrate Harvest Season!  Let us know below your favorite place to go trail riding and you could win a $250 gift cerfificate from PetMeds®! The winner will be chosen at random on 11/1/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Winner Judith Emmett in Hawaii. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but you can help us celebrate National Senior Pet Month – and find out 3 ways you can support your senior horse.

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  1. Santa Rosa Mountains

  2. My favorite place for trail riding is Vered HaGalil, a magnificent horse ranch in the Galilee in Israel!

  3. No where beats NY for hiking! Taughhannock Falls is the best and our favorite!

  4. Love Wayne National Forest

  5. Tampa has a lot of hiking trails

  6. West Virginia is beautiful for riding .

  7. Any beautiful country road in Alabama

  8. Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC… absolutely stunning!

  9. The Pillbox Hike on Oahu offers some beautiful views!

  10. Where I was raised…Burkes Garden Va! Absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park

  12. Colonia parkway, williamsburg va

  13. We go to Cal City for Thanksgiving and ride our quads and RZR.

  14. Trail riding in Volcano National Park is the best.

  15. Central Texas

  16. Up in the mountains

  17. Big Oak Trail Rides, Indian Trail NC

  18. My favorite place to go trail riding is on the trails around Branson, MO.

  19. In the mountains

  20. Crazy woman Canyon Wyoming

  21. The Great Smokey Mountains

  22. New York finger lakes trail

  23. There are some really nice trails near where I live on the Merrimack River. Very quiet and pretty.

  24. Texas Hill Country

  25. We have a nice trail where our stables are located. Forested area and its quiet.

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