Okavango Delta, Botswana: Riders can splash through the canals while tracking wildlife through the lagoons of the largest inland delta in the world.
2. Hovsgol Province, Mongolia —
Hovsgol Province, Mongolia: Saddle up with some of the world's best horsemen in one of the world's last remaining nomadic horse cultures.
3. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile —
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile: Ride through towering mountains, wild pampas and Chile's soft grasslands in Torres del Paine National Park.
4. Cappadocia, Turkey —
Cappadocia, Turkey: A horseback tour is a pleasingly idle way to see Turkey's old villages.
5. Ring of Kerry, Ireland —
Ring of Kerry, Ireland: Tour this circular tourist route by horse and you'll pass along tranquil lakes, mountains and beaches.
6. Golden Circle, Iceland —
Golden Circle, Iceland: Call these ponies ... if you dare. Visitors can combine riding Iceland's distinctive small horses with visits to the destination's top sights, like the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls and hot springs.
7. Wadi Rum, Jordan —
Wadi Rum, Jordan: Riders get to explore the landscapes of this protected desert wilderness and learn about desert survival during horseback tours of Wadi Rum.
8. Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States —
Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States: Become a cowboy/girl for a day or more at one of the world's most striking places to ride horses.
9. Tian-Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan —
Tian-Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan: This central Asia destination is packed with great horse treks.
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10. Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica —
Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica: Beaches, rain forests and volcanoes are all on the agenda during a horse trek through Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast.
12. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada —
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada: The best way to explore the Rocky Mountains in Canada's oldest national park is atop a horse.
13. South Queensland, Australia —
South Queensland, Australia: Riders can see wallabies, koalas and kangaroos on this unique trek.
14. Avenue of the Volcanoes, Ecuador —
Avenue of the Volcanoes, Ecuador: Volcanoes are even more beautiful when you get to sit on a horse and just gape at them.
15. Doñana National Park, Spain —
Doñana National Park, Spain: Doñana's sandy stretches are ideal for horseback riding.