Exploring the rugged landscape of The Kentucky Wildlands on horseback just feels right. Horseback riding is a popular pastime in the region, and visiting equestrians will feel right at home with thousands of miles of trails, dozens of horse camps and many riding events.
Even lodging caters to the horse crowd in The Kentucky Wildlands. Numerous bed and breakfasts provide horseback riding. The two Kentucky State Resort Parks with riding stables are located in The Kentucky Wildlands: Carter Caves State Resort Park and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Carter Caves State Resort Park and Dale Hollow State Resort Park feature campgrounds for horses and their humans.
Horse owners may marvel at the site of free-roaming horses, which live on thousands of acres left by coal mining near Hindman. The Appalachian Horse Project offers visitors guided tours to view the herds.