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Spirit of the West

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Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345 916 8669
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Description: One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the...
One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget!
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My Fiancé and I have ridden and taken care of horses of all breeds. We know what it takes to care for horses. The horse I rode had a terrible coat... which reflects inner health... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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omaha
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My Fiancé and I have ridden and taken care of horses of all breeds. We know what it takes to care for horses. The horse I rode had a terrible coat... which reflects inner health. I was a little suprised to see open wounds... and hair falling out by just rubbing him. I understand occasional spats between rival horses but... More 

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davidsinger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Wife and I went out for the horse swim with Michael and his buddy whose name I never got. They were great. I'm not a rider and chickened out of the swim part but my wife absolutely loved it. The guides were the best part. Super nice and gave a great tour of the island when they drive us from... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My family did the normal beach horse riding trip on a cool, windy day last week -- and it was really fun. Good quality, well-cared for horses, clear instruction and professional staff and riding guides. Was a really fun hour or so. Highly recommended.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On a cloudy, cool day in Cayman my family and I decided to ride on the beach (too cool for us to do the swim). I've had horses my entire life and I was very pleased at how well cared for these horses were (fat and well groomed). My kids had a blast and our guide was great at making... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We did the Caribbean Sea Swim. It was a peaceful ride along the beautiful, undeveloped coast. The 15 mins bareback ride in the water was incredible; so cool! Our guide got some great photos of us on my GoPro camera. But, she wasn't very friendly or enthusiastic. When she took us into the water she was perfunctory. The manager and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Riding a horse on a beach and into the ocean has been a dream of mine for a LONG time! Spirit of the West helped that dream to come true!!!! It was beautiful and awesome and the people were just great!! Grayden picked us up from our cruise ship, Telicia was our guide, and Paul (I think) is the owner... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Cruised to Grand Cayman with Friends and Family and took The Caribbean Sea Swim with a friend! My friend rides horses often and this was a dream come true for her. A dream come true for me as well despite I hadn't ridden in years! Our guide was wonderful, the horses are gentle and well behaved, and when you meet... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Beach ride was lovely. Very quiet and serene. I would have enjoyed it more if my 2 companions were not first time horse riders. You can trot and gallop if you are an experienced rider. Our guide, Telecia was very helpful and patient. Horses were well behaved.

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Paul took my husband, my daughter and me on an amazing swim ride last month- the day was perfect, Paul was a wonderful guide, and riding the horses as they swam in the beautiful Caribbean was an experience like no other! The horses are well cared for, well mannered, and Paul even had my daughter's horse lie down on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My tour guides were Gradden and Michael, who were both very informative and nice. They lead the trail and the group into the ocean with ease. The horses were so sweet tempered and listened to directions very well. I had Sinbad and my boyfriend had Lady. Sinbad is the oldest of the bunch and the gentlest. Going into the ocean... More 

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