Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Saddle up for annual trail ride.(Outdoors & Recreation)

Byline: Rosalie Rayburn For the Journal

* American Quarter Horse Association sponsors fund-raiser

Now that the blazing heat of summer is tempering to a mellow autumn glow, what better way to enjoy it than to saddle your horse and head out on the trail.

The American Quarter Horse Association has just the answer for the general horse enthusiast longing for an autumn ride the Trail Ride Program. Started in 1997, the Trail Ride Program has evolved into an annual series of rides open to all breeds of horses and riders of all disciplines.

Besides being fun, the rides are fund-raising events to benefit the AQHA and local charities, such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation or therapeutic riding programs. …

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