The Borders provide some of the best horse riding in Britain. With 350 km of old drove roads, river routes, disused railways and tracks, riders can journey for days amidst stunning scenery.
A variety of riding hacks are available at Kimmerston Riding Centre. Instructional rides, Moor rides, Hill rides and Beach rides. www.kimmerston.com
Local author and horse whisperer Peter Neilson's books and healing expertise with horses are a Borders legend. Scotland's Horse Whisperer.
Millfield Heavy Horse Association
Hayfield Farm Heavy Horse Centre on the Ford and Etal Estate in Northumberland is a fascinating days visit. The Centre which houses the British Heavy Breeds, the Suffolk Punch, the Shire, the Clydesdale, and the French Percheron Horses, is full of horse drawn vehicles and farm machinery.
Horses are for Hire and the centre offers a shop and picnic areas. www.hayfarmheavies.co.uk
National Hunt racing is held at the Kelso racecourse.