The iconic symbol of the American West runs at wind speed. It is intuitive and intelligent. Horses fear almost everything, especially humans. Prey animals such as horses recognize us as predators, so understanding one another is difficult. Yet somehow, these remarkable animals overcome instinctive fear and learn to trust us. In this extraordinary alliance forged between prey and predator, Equus remains a noble example of adaptability. Horses work our fields, transport goods, and wage battle in our wars. They race, hunt, and jump for our pleasure. And good horses are indispensable to working cowhands. Luckily for us, much of the area around Park City is classic western horse country, a rich landscape where we can admire and experience the natural beauty and versatile nature of these legendary creatures. Enjoy the ride.

In This Feature:

Rodeo Drive

Witness the thrills and spills of the real thing.

06/01/2012 By Leslie Miller Photography by Deborah Dekoff

Happy Trails

Try an overnight pack trip on horseback ... or even with a llama!

06/01/2012 By Leslie Miller Photography by Mark Maziarz

The Stable Life

Where you can live with, board, and ride those stallions and mares.

06/01/2012 By Leslie Miller

Ever Dreamed of Being a Cowboy for the Day?

Discover the real meaning of the term at one of these Utah ranches.

06/01/2012 By Leslie Miller

Horse Tales

Park City enjoys horse history of its own.

06/01/2012 By Leslie Miller