Planning a horse-camping adventure? Start conditioning your horse early. Too many riders simply assume their horses will be up to trail-riding tasks, then get in trouble because their aspirations expand when they hit the trail. Shown is Emily Aadland aboard Redstar above the Little Missouri River in North Dakota.

5 Top Camping-Prep Tips

Use these expert tips to prepare for a horse-camping adventure, whether you’re planning to camp at the trailhead or in the backcountry.