With plenty of ranchland to traverse, Maui's upcountry can be lovely for riding horses. There are riding opportunities for novice and experienced riders alike.
Ride on the open range of Ulupalakua Ranch with Makena Stables. 879-0244 www.makenastables.com
Franklin Levinson shares his world of equestrian adventures and horsemanship with exotic rides to waterfalls and other equine experiences. They'll even arrange a beautiful marriage ceremony on horseback. 242-7445 www.mauihorses.com
Among other trips, Pony Express Tours can take you on horseback down into Haleakala Crater! 667-2200 www.ponyexpresstours.com
'Oheo Stables offers trail rides in Kipahulu near Hana. 667-2222 www.maui.net/~ray