Bullet trains cross cities in a blink, aeroplanes soar overhead and cruise liners carve through vast oceans; it’s fair to say humanity has dominion over land, air and sea. Yet all that eye-watering speed and tooth-rattling noise isn’t always conducive to a relaxing holiday. Sometimes, you want to switch off the mind – and the motor.
A horse-riding holiday is just the ticket. It’s a back-to-basics approach for discovering a destination. Permanently perched off the ground, you get an elevated view of your location which unfurls as you wind around trails, through thickets and over trickling streams. The pace can be as slow as you like, and your trusty horse does most of the hard work.
Of course, some places are better for riding than others; you don’t want to be dodging honking tuk tuks and daydreaming pedestrians on a busy street in Bangkok, for example. We highly recommend these 10 destinations for a luxury horse-riding holiday.