Beach Horseback Ride

Feeling down? Saddle up! 🏇🏽

📍Gary’s Beach Rides, Amanzimtoti

You see it the movies – the girl/guy cantering along the beach on horseback, music in the background, the picture of romantic 💘 Well it’s valentines month and we’re celebrating love (especially #selflove) so bring on the #romance!

🥳Fun factor: we absolutely loved the charm of this activity! I had music playing in my head as I cantered along the shore. Yet another delightful way to enjoy the beach (and nature).

🏋🏾‍♀️Fitness level: n/a the only restriction is weight. The horses can’t manage carrying persons over 100kg in the soft beach sand.

👧🏾 Suitability for kids: if they can ride a 2 wheel bike (no training wheels) then they will manage a ride out – usually about 5yo. Kids are different so you may want to start them on a pony ride if you aren’t sure. They also suggest a shorter ride (1hr) for younger kids.

💸Cost: R500pp for a 2 hour ride out to the beach and back. By the time you come back, you’ll be happy you got good value for money.

🤩 What we loved most:
– Gary is fantastic as a guide/coach and ensured that this was a pleasant experience. I loved Gary’s responsiveness so when he saw I was comfortable he encouraged me to try cantering and we even managed to gallop for some stretches. I was in my own movie #truestory !
– We spent lots of time on the beach which was great. We cantered along the shoreline, the horses spent time playing in the water and for a while i just sat staring out into the water. It was as lovely as it sounds 💞

🚦What you need to know: not recommended for those with previous spine surgery, current back pains or pregnant women.

In short: hold your horses and bring on the romance!

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