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When the trail is stretching out in front of you, the sky is blue above you and the daily grind is well and truly to the rear, that’s one amazing feeling. Loose Reins is all about finding and enjoying that feeling, about discovering some wind-down time and enjoying the simple things in life.

Stay in our luxury Glamping accommodation and experience the thrill of sleeping in the great outdoors with all the comfort of indoors.  We have iconic cedar-clad pioneer cabins or canvas pioneer lodges, for short breaks or longer escapes. Our unique hand-crafted cabins give you all the authenticity of life on the prairie with all the modern comforts of the home range. There wasn’t a whole bunch of luxury on the plains back in the day, but we make up for it here!

Sitting in the foothills of the Wessex Ridgeway in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in rural Dorset, we’re surrounded by hills with big country views. At Loose Reins we offer forest trail rides, Western riding and horsemanship lessons on highly trained American Quarter horses so you can get out into the landscape and immerse yourselves in nature.   If riding’s not your thing that’s fine too – walk or cycle (we hire bikes) on the North Dorset Trailway or bring your dog and take advantage of hundreds of acres of forest trails and open down land on your doorstep.

Whether you stay with us for an hour or two, a few days or a week, whether you ride or keep both feet on the ground, Loose Reins offers true wind-down time with a sense of freedom and adventure. Find your inner pioneer and make your own trail.

‘Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,’ as Ralph Waldo Emerson said. We couldn’t put it better, so why not get in touch, unplug the leads and pick up the reins? It’s time to relax.