Saddle Up! It’s Time to Ride in the Ouachitas

Saddle up and get ready to rediscover the Ouachita region in a unique way … by horseback! Whether you are a novice rider or an experienced equestrian, you’ll find many area trails are open to horses and more than a few offer guided trail tours where you can mount a horse and ride off into the sunset … or at least into the woods … with a group of friends.  Want to live close to the action? REMAX offers Hot Springs Village real estate options to meet your criteria.

Mountain Harbor Riding Stables: Be sure to check out Mountain Harbor Riding Stables, which offers a 45-minute guided trail ride through the Ouachita National Forest with beautiful lake vistas. Owners John and Candy Torbett, along with their daughter Kayla, take “great pride in both the quality of their horses and the riding experience they provide.”

Travel tree shaded trails and experience the scenic beauty of Lake Ouachita and the surrounding area.  You may even get a glimpse of a fox or a deer.  And you can rest assured the professional guides at Mountain Harbor Riding Stables will make safety and enjoyment top priorities.

The stables, which are located at 722 Mountain Harbor Road in Mount Ida also offer carriage rides through the nearby Mountain Harbor Resort. And best of all, you can cool off by taking a dip in nearby Lake Ouachita.

Rides are available for groups or individuals. Hours vary by season. Call 870-867-3022 to schedule riding times. For more, go to

Arkansas State Parks: Consider a horseback riding vacation in an Arkansas State Park. Several state parks in the Ouachita region offer bridle trails. DeGray Lake Resort State Park and Lake Catherine State Park offer seasonal guided trail rides. Bring your horse for an equestrian adventure on state park trails and adjoining national forest lands. For more, go to

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