Discover the Heart of Mongolia’s Wilderness

At Stone Horse, we have 30+ years’ experience in wilderness guiding and conservation, our own back country horses, and close ties to local communities in Mongolia.

Our small group expeditions are unique, low impact back country adventures. They combine cultural and wilderness experiences in some of the most outstanding scenery in the country.

As our guest, you enjoy fully supported horseback riding in Mongolia – scenic campsites, good food, quality expedition gear, and your horse matched to your riding level. What this means and why it matters..

Discover the Heart of Mongolia's Wilderness

 

 

 

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Always a great view. Headed to the back country with the pack team..
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One of my favorite views. From horseback, moving with our team of pack and saddle horses, the high mountains and pass to the Khentii wilderness in the distance..
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We move along with a big team. About 11 saddle horses, 7 pack horses and a few spare horses running alongside as well.
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Since our pack horses mostly run free, we can move pretty fast even with a big team like that. Depending on the terrain of course. Over the pass, through thick forest, crossing rivers and boggy areas, the pace will be slower.
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We keep the numbers of riding guests low, usually 6, so as to keep the experience high quality, and enable us to pay close attention to individual needs and safety at all times.
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Its warming up now in Mongolia, after another long winter and extended spring. Still a few weeks for grass to grow. And we only start longer treks when our herd has had time to feed on fresh grass for a while..
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While we keep them in good condition throughout the winter and spring with hay, oats and bran, nothing beats the new growth of the mountain pastures.
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 You can easily see the effects of new grass - rocket fuel! They put on weight fast, and levels of energy rise visibly. And especially with the younger equine team members, also the level of mischief and play increases.
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And they all know that they will head out to the back country soon, and its fair to think that they do look forward to the days out - moving as a herd, grazing on great mountain pastures again.
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#horsebackriding #welivetoexplore #ridingholidays #horseriding #packtrips #wildernesstravel #mongolia #equestriansofinstagram #ecotourism #nationalparks #adventuretravel #ridingadventures #horsetrekking #mongolianhorses #wearetrailriders #trailhorses
Always a great view. Headed to the back country with the pack team.. . One of my favorite views. From horseback, moving with our team of pack and saddle horses, the high mountains and pass to the Khentii wilderness in the distance.. . We move along with a big team. About 11 saddle horses, 7 pack horses and a few spare horses running alongside as well. . Since our pack horses mostly run free, we can move pretty fast even with a big team like that. Depending on the terrain of course. Over the pass, through thick forest, crossing rivers and boggy areas, the pace will be slower. . We keep the numbers of riding guests low, usually 6, so as to keep the experience high quality, and enable us to pay close attention to individual needs and safety at all times. . Its warming up now in Mongolia, after another long winter and extended spring. Still a few weeks for grass to grow. And we only start longer treks when our herd has had time to feed on fresh grass for a while.. . While we keep them in good condition throughout the winter and spring with hay, oats and bran, nothing beats the new growth of the mountain pastures. . You can easily see the effects of new grass - rocket fuel! They put on weight fast, and levels of energy rise visibly. And especially with the younger equine team members, also the level of mischief and play increases. . And they all know that they will head out to the back country soon, and its fair to think that they do look forward to the days out - moving as a herd, grazing on great mountain pastures again. . #horsebackriding #welivetoexplore #ridingholidays #horseriding #packtrips #wildernesstravel #mongolia #equestriansofinstagram #ecotourism #nationalparks #adventuretravel #ridingadventures #horsetrekking #mongolianhorses #wearetrailriders #trailhorses
New Stone Horse Saddles for Mongolian wilderness trails..
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Just finished in our own saddlery as the horse trekking season is approaching fast. Well, almost finished - they still need to be fitted with stirrups. Endurance stirrups with padded treads and safety cages as all our guest saddles.
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The saddles for our horsetreks in Mongolia are lightweight trailriding saddles, built for safety and comfort of horse and rider with well designed seats for balanced riding.
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Many seasons of backcountry use in all kinds of weather and terrain have proven the saddles are also rugged and durable.
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The trees they are built on are a great fit for Mongolian horses. A smaller horse breed - but the toughest horse and greatest companion one would want to rely on during extended wilderness treks.
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New Stone Horse Saddles for Mongolian wilderness trails.. . Just finished in our own saddlery as the horse trekking season is approaching fast. Well, almost finished - they still need to be fitted with stirrups. Endurance stirrups with padded treads and safety cages as all our guest saddles. . The saddles for our horsetreks in Mongolia are lightweight trailriding saddles, built for safety and comfort of horse and rider with well designed seats for balanced riding. . Many seasons of backcountry use in all kinds of weather and terrain have proven the saddles are also rugged and durable. . The trees they are built on are a great fit for Mongolian horses. A smaller horse breed - but the toughest horse and greatest companion one would want to rely on during extended wilderness treks. . The tree is "Wade" style tree developed in the Northwest of the United States. It sits low on the horse, making for close contact between horse and rider and sitting secure on the horse's back in flat and steep terrain. . For extra security, all our saddles are also fitted with crupper and breastplates to keep them from moving when ascending and descending steeper trails. . On the trail, each of our riders will carry a set of saddle bags, two sidebags and one top bags, for necessities during the day, while the main luggage, camp gear and provisions are transported by our trusty pack horses jogging along. . Our Mongolian horsemen, herder and others who have tried our Western style saddles, like the comfortable seat in comparison to the beautiful contemporary saddles used in Mongolia today. . After all, historic Mongolian saddles dating from the times of Chinggis Khan (13th century) through the 18th century, look much more like what is now known as a "Western" ("cowboy") saddle. So do saddles in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian regions. . Its no surprise when one traces the history of the "Western" saddle. It was brought by the Spanish to America. Spanish saddles likely were influenced by the Arabic saddle, and it may well be that designs originated from Central Asia. . #mongolia #trailriding #wildernesstravel #horseridingsaddles #wearetrailriders #saddles #saddlemaking #trekking
Summer horse trekking camp.
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While there are long hours of daylight in the Mongolian summer, we usually make camp around five in the afternoon to allow for enough time to enjoy the evening.
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Setting up camp is a routine our team has down, and the horses also know it well. Arriving in camp on day one, our guests may be bewildered at first as everything comes off the packhorses quickly and the place looks like after an explosion.
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But it all takes shape soon as guests receive their luggage and sleeping bags, and instructions to pitch their dome tents. In the meantime, the kitchen and group tents go up, tables are set, saddles stacked and covered, and the  horses turned out for grazing.
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The lightweight tipi tent by @seekoutside has become a prominent feature of our camps. Its pitched in a few minutes and we always set it up, even when the weather is fine. Its a great shelter to retreat to for dinner should the weather turn.
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On summer evenings the tipi tent provides a comfortable space out of the wind and as dew falls. Later in the season, we set up the little titanium stove these tents come with and as soon as the fire is lit, the tent is cozy and very comfortable for autumn dinners.
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#camping #wilderness #trekking #horsetrekking #horsebackriding #nationalparks #protectedareas #wearetrailriders #trailriding #mongolianhorses #glamping #adventure #adventuretravel #ecotourism #mongolia #tents #tipitent #camp #naturelovers #travelsonhorseback #ridingadventures #stonehorseexpeditions #travelmore #instadaily #campstove #seekoutside
Summer horse trekking camp. . While there are long hours of daylight in the Mongolian summer, we usually make camp around five in the afternoon to allow for enough time to enjoy the evening. . Setting up camp is a routine our team has down, and the horses also know it well. Arriving in camp on day one, our guests may be bewildered at first as everything comes off the packhorses quickly and the place looks like after an explosion. . But it all takes shape soon as guests receive their luggage and sleeping bags, and instructions to pitch their dome tents. In the meantime, the kitchen and group tents go up, tables are set, saddles stacked and covered, and the horses turned out for grazing. . The lightweight tipi tent by @seekoutside has become a prominent feature of our camps. Its pitched in a few minutes and we always set it up, even when the weather is fine. Its a great shelter to retreat to for dinner should the weather turn. . On summer evenings the tipi tent provides a comfortable space out of the wind and as dew falls. Later in the season, we set up the little titanium stove these tents come with and as soon as the fire is lit, the tent is cozy and very comfortable for autumn dinners. . #camping #wilderness #trekking #horsetrekking #horsebackriding #nationalparks #protectedareas #wearetrailriders #trailriding #mongolianhorses #glamping #adventure #adventuretravel #ecotourism #mongolia #tents #tipitent #camp #naturelovers #travelsonhorseback #ridingadventures #stonehorseexpeditions #travelmore #instadaily #campstove #seekoutside