Horseback riding in Nebraska is splendid any time of the year, but there’s something about a winter ride that’s so peaceful and serene. There are hundreds of unique places all across the state to take trail rides in the winter; one of those is Country Trail Stables in the scenic Ponca Hills.

The trail’s location makes it easily accessible for city dwellers who have never had the chance to get out and ride. They offer day, evening, and night rides – and, of course, year-round riding (weather permitting). There are no walk-ins available; rides are by advance appointment only, and the only way to make an appointment is to make a phone call. Get more information about the trail at the Country Trail Stables website or on their Facebook page.

If you’re looking for a more immersive cowboy experience, check out these three working guest ranches where you can stay and be a ranch hand for a while.

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