The North York Moors has a history steeped in agriculture and a rural way of life. Before the advent of the tractor and motorcars, horses were a vital mode of transport and the moors many bridleways provided a vital transport network for the region. Nowadays horses, donkeys and ponies are not relied upon to work as hard but they still form a familiar part of the landscape and culture. There are a number of riding schools providing everything you need to enjoy horse riding, from lessons to a place to keep your beloved beast. Pony trekking is a great way to enjoy the local scenery and always proves popular with family groups.