Horse Riding

Like the public’s consciousness of the LA River itself, many Angelenos have a vague awareness of horses in the city. Press them for details, though, and they draw a blank.  Where along the river corridor can someone go horseback riding?  How extensive is the network of riverside horse trails?  What horse-related activities exist in Los Angeles?

Whether you want go horse riding along the LA River, or on one of its tributaries, our guide gives you the details in order to partake in LA’s wonderful equine culture. To get a listing of the extensive horse trails in other parts of the city, visit

 No matter your level of horsemanship, you can take comfort in the adage by Marya Mannes: “People on horses look better than they are.  People in cars look worse than they are.”


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