Have you been dreaming about riding solo across Mongolia? To make this dream come true there's a lot you need to know, and it can be hard to find others who've done it. We can teach you important things you need to know in a condensed time frame. Get no-nonsense, down-to-earth planning and advice including:
buying horses: where to buy, who to trust, how much to pay. We will go with you to the horse dealer.
tack: saddles, bridles, etc. We will take you to Naraantuul Market and help you buy what you need.
route planning: sites to see, navigation technique.
accommodation: how to ask for lodging in a family ger, how much to pay.
provisions: what to take, what to buy a long the way, managing pack horses.
culture: customs, taboos, dos and don'ts.
language: essential Mongolian language phrases.
when you need help: how to get it when you need it.
health and safety: first aid for you and your horse, plus dangers and annoyances , horse thieves.
behind those big brown eyes: understanding the Mongolian horse.
You decide how many days you want to stay and which topics you need to cover. We charge $50 per person per day for solo training. You will be training with the owner of the company, so please decide on your dates as soon as possible, then contact us to get your deposit in, to lock in those dates.
Tuomas (Finland), 8 Aug 2007
"I first made contact with Stepperiders nearly 3 months ago. I came to them with dozens of questions about how to do a solo horse trip through Mongolia. They were extremely informative and invited me to stay at Stepperiders while I became accustomed to Mongolia. After spending a week with Stepperiders, I felt very comfortable setting off on my own. I have been introduced to customs and ways of life I would have otherwise stumbled over throughout my trip. Thank you very much Stepperiders."
Joshua (USA), 24 May 2006
"I wanted to try independent travelling by horse in Mongolia... and I discovered Stepperiders! I thought that meeting them would be a good preparation for getting out there on my own... Err, I was wrong: It was AWESOME !!! Definitely stay a couple of days with them, and they will let you know all that you need about preparing a trip, buying horses, choosing your equipment, behaving with the Mongolians...Cheers all, Stepperiders is bound to succeed!!!"
Adrien (France), 1 Jun 2006
"I really recommend Stepperiders if you are planning to do solo horse trekking. Unless you speak Mongolian, it`s going to be very hard to buy the horses and tack etc. without someone helping you ( or you will end up paying much more.) Before my trek I stayed few days with Stepperiders and we covered all the things I needed to know when I was riding alone. They really worked a lot to find good horses for me that would be able to do the job. I also stayed there few days after the trek and I felt more like a family member than a customer."
Stepperiders - Affordable Horse Treks and Accommodation for Independent Travelers