[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. the Watchung Nj hills

  2. Saddleback mountain in California.

  3. I like to trail ride in the woods near my house.

  4. Riding the foothills in Estes Park, CO at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

  5. I don’t have a place to go trail riding other than parks

  6. The parks near my house

  7. Along the beach in jekyll island VA

  8. Seligman, Arizona right off of Pegasus Ranch onto State Land. If you are lucky, you can see the Cowboys at the picket corral branding and immunizing small batches of cattle on the other side of the ranch property! So beautiful and in nature as it is meant to be! 42200 Wanderring Brook Rd, Seligman, AZ 86337. The bottom parcel is available! (35+acres)

  9. My favorite place to go trail riding is at a nature area near my home.

  10. The Virginia Foothills in Washoe County, Nevada.

  11. There is a nice place in grand island NY it’s so,pretty especially in Autumn.

  12. In the woods where I grew up.

  13. Michelle beckstromOctober 17, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    I like to ride at the City Forest in Midland MI

  14. Two Mile Run County Park in PA

  15. Hillsborough River State Park -Tampa, FL

  16. Parks near me

  17. Where no cars, trucks or other man made structures can take away the healing power that is shared between the Noble and proud steed that has allowed the the healing process to began, the ones that seems drains the the inter spirit as well as the physical strength that is needed in this crazy mixed up world that we all call home

  18. My favorite place for trail riding is the Rocky Mountains in the Fall when the leaves on the aspen and poplar trees are a brilliant yellow color.

  19. Swatara Park near Pine Grove, PA

  20. Anywhere I can!

  21. Reese Connor BrinkleyOctober 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Around my university

  22. Sunol regional park

  23. The Smokey Mountains is my favorite place to trail ride!

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