"The detailed information you need to know about equestrian trails in central and south Florida, all in one book."--Alice Medora Mullins, Friends of Florida State Forests, Florida Division of Forestry
"A great guide."--Jeanne Cornele, Sunshine State Horse Council
Written with both the experienced and the casual rider in mind, Florida on Horseback is the first volume of a complete guide to riding on public land in Florida. From Ocala (the state's "Horse Capital") to the Everglades, veteran equestrian Cornelia Henderson has carefully researched and ridden every trail included in this book.
Henderson provides the essentials for each horseback adventure: a full description of each trail, directions, and photographs, as well as a quick-reference rating system for each trail and its facilities and icons addressing such issues as sun exposure, difficulty level, and camping accommodations. For those without a horse of their own, nearby horse rental venues are suggested. An overview of the ecosystems, foliage, and wildlife to be found in each area rounds out the coverage.
Whether discovering the south and central wilds of the state or investigating previously unknown places close to home, readers will find that Henderson's expert advice will enable tourists and seasoned horse enthusiasts alike to confidently explore the beauty of Florida from horseback.
Cornelia Henderson is editor of Sidelines and has published in Dressage Today, Spur, Equus, and POLO magazines.
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"Henderson provides honest accounts, sparing no critiques of trails lacking in facilities or accessibility. Her candor gives good weight when she praises wel-maintained sites."