Bandanas and masks have always been associated with cowboys and spaghetti Western movies. Now, due to COVID-19, the western bandana, mask and social distancing practices will be a way of life for horseback riding vacations. Most of us are chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. But what does this new frontier look like in the age of novel coronavirus?
Travelers are pivoting from urban holiday locations to outdoor destinations. Polls show that six in 10 Americans are ready to travel soon. Many people are looking to the great outdoors for their next vacation. Dude ranches are an ideal place to connect with nature while practicing social distancing. Many ranches and horse stables are situated near national parks or located on private property with plenty of acres to spread out and stretch your legs.