[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!  

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170 Comments

  1. Irvine mountains

  2. We went on a family horseback riding trip (recently) in Estes Park in Colorado. It was a beautiful trail ride. I would love to do that again. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. We live in South Dakota and love trail riding through the Badlands and Black Hills! Especially this time of year with all the beautiful fall colors!

  4. definetly our fave place is bald mountain in the Adirondacks!

  5. My favorite place to trail ride is anywhere my daughter is going with her horse.

  6. My favorite place to go riding is Old Mill Trail.

  7. We live in Florida, Lake George provides a beautiful ride and we see eagles and nests. Any day riding is a great day!

  8. Dupont State Forest in western North Carolina

  9. The AT trail

  10. PetMeds rocks!

  11. The best ride I’ve ever taken was in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

  12. I live in a rural area in TN and my favorite trails to ride are right here. I can leave my house and go on numerous beautiful wooded trails

  13. My little girl chose horseback riding for her birthday adventure this year. We loved it!

  14. I love riding the hrse on trails in meadows that turn into hills and creeks and trees. A variety of scenery is perfect.

  15. Anywhere with a view

  16. In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  17. Loved our horseback ride in Aspen. Need the petmeds gift. Thanks for the contest.

  18. Squire’s Castle Trail

  19. Great Smokey Mountain National Park

  20. Ruidoso, NM.

  21. I love Grayson Highlands. Not only for horseback riding, but they also have wild ponies!

  22. There’s lots of hiking trails in Oregon, the best place is silver creek falls since it’s close and very friendly!

  23. Our local state park has amazing trails… so does the Blueridge Parkway nearby.

  24. Marietta, SC

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