As the heat melts away and outdoor activities in Oklahoma become more tempting, consider horseback riding as a unique retreat. Tranquil yet exciting, horseback trail rides and lessons can be found throughout the state.

In Edmond, Susan Morey at Hallmark Farms starts her day bright and early. The 55-acre farm she owns is not only a place to enjoy riding lessons; it is also a top training facility for the stunning Morgan horse.

In Claremore, visit Lakeside Trail Ride for a variety of routes for novice to expert riders. The rides range from one to three hours and $25 to $125. 

Honey Lee Ranch in Jones provides over 300 acres of trails for riders; children and adults alike are welcome to rent an equine companion for a variety of ride lengths. 

And if you’re looking for lessons in Tulsa, the highly-rated River Run Farm offers top-of-the-line amenities and a knowledgeable staff.

For more information, visit hallmarkfarms.com; lakesidetrailride.com; honeyleeranchok.com; and sites.google.com/site/riverrunfarmok