I'm new to the forums here (hello everybody!). I am currently planning an expedition with a friend in 2013 to retrace the steps of a lesser-known British explorer, Charles Howard-Bury. As part of our trip, a lot of our travels will be on horseback through Eastern and Southern Kazakhstan and finally to Uzbekistan.
Neither of us are experienced with horses or horse riding and therefore we are looking to gain some experience. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on where would be best to find some cost-effective training (in the UK or Europe)? Are there any recommended websites or books regarding long distance horse riding and horse care in general?
Any information or advice would be great appreciated! If you want to check out our website please see Mountains of Heaven -. It's a recent site so we are currently updating it etc.
Thanks in advance,