The View from the Southwest Presented by World Equestrian Brands

If you happen to be out for a hack, are riding in some obscure place, or just take some cool photos aboard your mount, send them to [email protected] including a quick blurb about this photo’s story and write “The View” as the title. Today’s views show those of us used to grass fields and woodland areas that different scenery exists while hacking out west. 
From Heather Hibbetts:
In Albuquerque, NM, most of the riding stables are in “the Bosque”, which is the agricultural areas along the Rio Grande.  The Bosque runs straight through the middle of the city, so we don’t have wide-open trail riding access.  What we do have are endless miles of hacking trails along the irrigation ditch banks – there’s an endless system of these ditchbanks criss-crossing the whole valley, and they are closed off to motorized vehicles and have great sand footing for hacking and trot sets.  The ears here belong to my horse Bobby, who is way more interested in stopping to check out every neighbor’s yard along the ride than getting his trot set done.
From Rachael Walker (of Wisconsin)
This is a picture taken in the Paso Duro Canyon just outside Amarillo, TX. I coach a collegiate hunt seat team, and two of my girls qualified for the Zones competition at the beginning of April. We flew down a day early and, as part of our sight-seeing, took a guided trail ride in the Palo Duro Canyon in the morning. The ears in the photo are of my cute little mount, George (incidentally, also my husband’s name!). The Canyon is BEAUTIFUL, and seeing it on horseback was a highlight of the trip for all of us.
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