Oregon offers over 1,400 miles of park trails that welcome horseback riders during its temperate summers and cool winters. When boarding a horse in Oregon, you can expect to choose from a stall board with turnout, pasture board with run-in shelters and, potentially, a covered arena for winter riding.
The riding terrain here encompasses plateaus, basins, heavily forested and rugged mountains and the rainy Pacific Coast to the semi-desert outback of the southeast. Western Oregon has a temperate oceanic climate of cool summers, and wet winters with frequent overcast and cloudy skies. and the high desert region is much drier, with less rain, more snow, colder winters, and hotter summers. Oregon is home to Grizzly and Black bears, wolves, cougars, scorpions and one venomous Timber rattlesnake. Pasture forage available is a mix of varieties of wildrye, bent grass, timothy, bluegrass, California brome, Idaho fescue, June grass, Orchard grass and others. When boarding a horse in Oregon you can expect to choose from stall board with turnout, pasture board with run-in shelters and hopefully a covered arena for winter riding.