Horse riding refers to the skill and sport of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.
In the beginning, horses were wild untamed animals. But on the day when a first human jumped onto the back of a horse and observed the world from that height, the timeline of horseback riding history was changed forever. Humans and horses have a long, interrelated history, yet no one is truly certain when and where horses were first domesticated and ridden. The history of a horse goes back 50 million years, to a small animal named Hyracotherium which lived in North America.
Just the opportunity to be with horses and become a part of their world, throws us right into boots and leads to the barn with desire to hop in the saddle. With a clatter of their hooves and the heat of their breath we enter a magical world that we knew as children, at least in our imagination.Whether you are an experienced rider or it is your first encounter with horses, you’ll carry lasting memories home. Friends, good or even best, can come and go, but a horse to which you give care and love will become most loyal of all.
Benefits of horseback riding therapy can improve your condition, strength, motor skills, reflexes and increase chances of recovery from some diseases.
Do not forget to bring a carrot to make friends faster.
Horseback riding brings us out into the fresh air and closer to nature. Our society spends so much time indoors these days. We should take every opportunity we can to get outside for some exercise and fresh air with one of our most beautiful animals. In fact, this is why many riders started riding according to questionnaire respondents from the BHS study. Eighty percent of respondents ranked “contact with nature” and “scenery and views” as “important,” “very important,” or “extremely important.”
More popular ACTIVITIES !
The phenomenal nature leaned on the two National Parks (Sutjeska and Durmitor) and the camp Encijan outdoor resort in the very heart of the canyon provide us with inexhaustible opportunities for the activities which we organize every day. Magical sojourn in untouched nature; Spend unforgettable moments in the very heart of Tara River Canyon where is also our Camp located. Get away from the crowds and join us on an unforgettable journey.
Choose your ADVENTURE !
According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple days adventures tour in our country. Shell us, together with you, go into a little adventure and fearlessly stream our boats down the Tara and its boiling cascades…Or we go together with you with our backpacks to cruise along one of the most beautiful national parks in The Balkans…And maybe we’ll just get lazy together with you and enjoy the ethnic specialties of our cuisine…We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!
It`s your choice…
Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again.
The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine.
How it all began
Encijan Adventure Team began offering whitewater rafting through the Tara River Canyon to customers looking for adventure back in 2002. Very few team members, as founders of the company, set out on a simple mission to provide the opportunity to the adventure seekers to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Canyon on Tara River rafting trips.
Prospective guides for Encijan Adventure team spend five years minimum perfecting their Tara River rafting skills under the guidance of veteran trip leaders before earning the position of “Rafting Skipper”. New guides, or guides in training, are known as “Skipper Interns” and it takes a very special person, full of passion, to be successful on the river and work in the natural wilderness of the Tara River Canyon.