@ G8dtrailrdr: Loire Valley, it's a really beautiful place to be. I live close Swizerland... quite far away from Loire Valley. In the area I live in, there are a lot of horses in the country and cities. In Levier is the place were "franc-comtois" horses are the most common and loved.
I don't now the place you are going to be. But I'm sure you'll find a horse to ride. If you can go to someplace "private" and not a riding school... just go for it.
Last edited by GSO; 09-17-2012 at 02:20 AM.