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

 

 

 

Our Trips

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Autumn horseback riding in Mongolia.
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It may be colder but there are beautiful rewards in late season riding in Gorkhi Terelj National Park.
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The grasslands and larch forests glow in hues of gold, brown and yellow - the colors most vivid when contrasting with the blue sky.
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We may ride into a cold wind, up to a highpoint, to see the vast expanses of the parks landscapes below us.
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Or we watch a front moving in from the North, driving whirls of snow across the hills and towards us, and we may try to ride away from it, making it back to camp, and to the warmth of a woodstove.
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At our autumn camp sites, the silence at night might be broken by the howling of wolves, or the yelping of their puppies, across the river or from a high ridge above.
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In the morning, there is frost on our sleeping bags from the moisture of our breath. The icy tent zipper is hard to open. The first task is to get the stoves going in the kitchen and breakfast tents.
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In the frosty grass, its easy to see which way the horses have moved out for grazing. The chill will quickly disappear once the sun is high enough for the first rays to reach our campsite.
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Soon, we will be warm, and too warm, as work picks up - preparing breakfast, saddling horses, breaking camp..
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By the time we leave, the sky is blue and the air warm from the autumn sun.
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Autumn horseback riding in Mongolia. . It may be colder but there are beautiful rewards in late season riding in Gorkhi Terelj National Park. . The grasslands and larch forests glow in hues of gold, brown and yellow - the colors most vivid when contrasting with the blue sky. . We may ride into a cold wind, up to a highpoint, to see the vast expanses of the parks landscapes below us. . Or we watch a front moving in from the North, driving whirls of snow across the hills and towards us, and we may try to ride away from it, making it back to camp, and to the warmth of a woodstove. . At our autumn camp sites, the silence at night might be broken by the howling of wolves, or the yelping of their puppies, across the river or from a high ridge above. . In the morning, there is frost on our sleeping bags from the moisture of our breath. The icy tent zipper is hard to open. The first task is to get the stoves going in the kitchen and breakfast tents. . In the frosty grass, its easy to see which way the horses have moved out for grazing. The chill will quickly disappear once the sun is high enough for the first rays to reach our campsite. . Soon, we will be warm, and too warm, as work picks up - preparing breakfast, saddling horses, breaking camp.. . By the time we leave, the sky is blue and the air warm from the autumn sun. . #autumnriding #autumncolors #wearetrailriders #goldenoctober #horsetrekking #camping #bluesky #mongolia #nationalparks #trailhorses #mongolianhorses #autumnweather #fall #travelmore #adventuretravel #horsebackjourneys
"In wildness is the preservation of the earth". . Thoreau's quote comes to mind when taking in this view onto the Khentii mountain wilderness in Mongolia. . Just the glimpse of these mountain ranges, in shades of green then of blues as they are shrouded in mist in the distance, is a tonic for the mind. . On our shorter treks in Gorkhi Terelj National Park we may come up here on a day ride from a tented camp in the grasslands below. . On our longer wilderness rides we will make our way over the pass and down into the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. . This is one of the most revered Protected Areas of Mongolia, both for its ecological and landscape values as well as for its historic sites and spiritual significance. It is also the catchment area for the capital city's water supply. . We have worked for the preservation of wilderness throughout our careers, and with Stone Horse Expeditions continue to do so. . Sometimes it takes people several days to clear their mind and connect with the natural environment they are in. . Immersing oneself in nature, traveling on horseback, is a pretty sure way to live in the present. And it generates an understanding of why we need wilderness. And then a longing for it like longing for home. . Not only for our minds, for the survival of our species, and life on earth, we need to preserve at least fifty percent of the planet's wild landscapes. . #wilderness #wildness #preservation #earth #planet #ecotourism #keepitwild #welivetoexplore #nature #thoreau #weneedwilderness #landscapes #wildlands #ecology #nationalparks #horsebacktravel #wildernesstravel #mongolia #khentii #mountains #forests #khankhentii #gorkhiterelj
Brothers.
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These two grulla colored horses are veterans of Stone Horse Expeditions and of the early explorations that defined our routes.
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Good Boy (left) and Little Brother are only a year apart in age, now 24 (Good Boy) and 25. They have the same father and mother, and they have spent all their life together.
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They have been with us for nearly 18 years now, and they are still going strong. With their knowledge of the backcountry and their experience and skills they quite often lead our trek of pack and saddle horses, whether they carry a rider or jog along riderless.
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They are excellent in navigating boggy terrain and crossing rivers that may flow fast and run high - something we often encounter during our Khentii mountains wilderness rides in Mongolia.
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They like to lead but at the same time have mellowed out a bit. When not under saddle, they run along, mostly close together. They seem to enjoy the trips, cruising the trails they know so well, pulling over at every spot where we have ever camped or rested before.
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They are often quite vocal with each other, sometimes with a quiet neigh, sometimes with a loud call when they are separated. Their demeanor in the herd is reminiscent of that of somebody who knows who they are and what they have done, and don't need to prove anything anymore.
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We certainly know what they have done for us, and we have a lot of respect for them.
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#trailhorses #wildernessriding #ridingadventures #stonehorseexpeditions #mongolianhorses #wearetrailriders #welivetoexplore #grullahorses #greyhorses #veterans #expeditions #greathorses #horsebehavior #herdbehavior #mongolia #adventuretravel #trekking #camping #travelmore #horse
Brothers. . These two grulla colored horses are veterans of Stone Horse Expeditions and of the early explorations that defined our routes. . Good Boy (left) and Little Brother are only a year apart in age, now 24 (Good Boy) and 25. They have the same father and mother, and they have spent all their life together. . They have been with us for nearly 18 years now, and they are still going strong. With their knowledge of the backcountry and their experience and skills they quite often lead our trek of pack and saddle horses, whether they carry a rider or jog along riderless. . They are excellent in navigating boggy terrain and crossing rivers that may flow fast and run high - something we often encounter during our Khentii mountains wilderness rides in Mongolia. . They like to lead but at the same time have mellowed out a bit. When not under saddle, they run along, mostly close together. They seem to enjoy the trips, cruising the trails they know so well, pulling over at every spot where we have ever camped or rested before. . They are often quite vocal with each other, sometimes with a quiet neigh, sometimes with a loud call when they are separated. Their demeanor in the herd is reminiscent of that of somebody who knows who they are and what they have done, and don't need to prove anything anymore. . We certainly know what they have done for us, and we have a lot of respect for them. . #trailhorses #wildernessriding #ridingadventures #stonehorseexpeditions #mongolianhorses #wearetrailriders #welivetoexplore #grullahorses #greyhorses #veterans #expeditions #greathorses #horsebehavior #herdbehavior #mongolia #adventuretravel #trekking #camping #travelmore #horse