Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Summer, Get Outside with a SleighRide!

Sleigh rides are truly one of the most memorable experiences to have either with family or friends. And they are quite beautiful and there is nothing like it for a family outdoor. The people sit on the beautifully crafted carriages to be drawn by the magnificent Clydesdale horses. Here is a brief note about it.

There are plenty of outdoor events around the globe but nothing comes like a horse driven sleigh ride. Since ancient times, horses have been a source of transport for mankind and they do have a good relationship with us. The sleigh rides generally have a carriage on which people sit and then there are horses tied up front to pull these carriages through the mountains. The horses upfront are really awesome and they belong to specific breed called the Clydesdale Draft Horse (generally).

Activities during Sleigh Rides

The size of carriage used for the horse drawn sleigh rides varies and so the number of horses pulling a carriage also varies. However the smallest carriage can hold up to four adults and two children and a single horse is used to pull it through. The carriages used for the rides are generally hand crafted and quite beautiful. The horse used for these rides are also used in military parades and this breed of horses have a good history with mankind.
 Here are some of the experiences during and after the sleigh ride
  • The ride takes you through some of the most majestic mountain peaks across the globe and it is worth having a look at those peaks.
  • During the rides, hot chocolate and coffee are provided to keep oneself warm as they take place generally during chilly evenings.
  • The clinging sound of the bells from the horse’s belly and the churn of the snow underneath the horse’s feet are also fantastic.
  • As soon as the ride is over, you can get to play some games with your companions before you get to your dinner table. The games played include horseshoes and roping etc.
  • Then at the dinner table you get some wonderful food that includes the traditional food items like cornbread, smoked BBQ beef brisket, grilled chicken and so on.
  • Once the dinner is over, dinner shows are arranged for further entertainment with comedy and fun music. You can also get to know many new friends in the restaurants as well.

Places providing Sleigh Rides
Sleigh rides take place in areas where the mountains are covered by snow as they are ideally suited to pull the carriages through. The Alps Mountains is a good example for such location. There are many locations in the U.S. that provide the horse driven sleigh rides. These include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana and so on.

For anyone who loves nature and likes to enjoy a beautiful evening with his friends, this is a truly amazing experience. It is definitely worth and a very good outdoor wilderness act.

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