Since ancient times, Georgians have been involved in horse-breeding. Almost every family had at least one horse. Those families who owned big harras were wealthy shepherds. Georgians used horses as a means of transport, to carry bulky goods, and for horsemanship. Local horse breeds were widespread all across the country, including Kakhetian, Kizikian, Megrelian, Tushetian, and Imeretian. Today, horse-breeding is not as developed as it used to, but local breeds are still preserved. Additionally, some of the stables have Arabian and English breeds. Horseback riding tourism is relatively new in Georgia. Because of the mountainous landscape, there are several areas not accessible by vehicles, making horses the only alternative for many locals and foreigners. The horseback riding tours are perfect for those who don't have much time to explore the country, are interested in traveling to the remote mountainous regions, or are unable to hike several tens of kilometers.