The Best Hitch-Hiking Tips for Every Season


Hitch a hitch on the road and let your horse know where you are.

When you are hitchhiking with a horse, you want to be able to recognize that it’s there.

If you can’t, you may be too distracted and get lost.


Make sure your horse has a map and a compass, because they are the most important part of the hitch.

Make a list of each road on the map and how many of them have the hitch or will have it.

If it has the hitch, make sure you make it through the entire stretch before the next stretch is up.

If there is not one on the list, make your way through it before you head back.


Hitch on the right side of the road.

This is a good way to avoid getting a wrong turn or a cliff drop.

If your horse is traveling on the left side of your road, it’s a good idea to steer away from the right-hand shoulder.


Make your plan ahead.

This can be a good thing to do in the morning or late at night.

If a storm is brewing or you are headed to an area that is expected to be covered in rain, you should plan ahead by heading straight for the town.

If the storm is over before you reach town, make a plan to get there in time for the next storm to start.


Hitch at least once a week.

Hitch your horse a lot, so it knows you are there.

Don’t do it every day, but every week, make the trip.

Hitch often, and plan for the worst.


Hire a guide.

Hitchhiking can be difficult on horseback because of the terrain and the fact that the horses’ heads are covered in snow.

If hitchhikers are traveling on foot, they should ask someone who can help them, or a person who knows the road well.

Ask your horse to ride with you and guide you along the road with a map, compass, and a hat.

If all else fails, the guide can take over the ride and guide the horse on its own.


Get some rest.

If possible, try to stay in town for a few days.

You may not have enough money to hire a guide, so you should get some rest in town and try to get some extra food and drink while you wait for your next ride.


Take your horse out for a walk.

Hitch the horse out and give it a chance to take a few steps on a trail.

Some horses may not be comfortable with that, but it is a great way to take it out and get some exercise and learn to ride a horse.


Get an umbrella.

Hitch with a friend and get a bucket of water, because the weather can be harsh.

If they don’t have a bucket, a plastic umbrella can be very useful for them.


If an avalanche hits, use the hat.

Hitch and your horse in an avalanche.

Hitch in the snow and the horse will slide down and not lose its balance, which can save you.

If any of your horse’s hooves get stuck in snow, you can just climb back up and put the hat on them.