My younger sister has long been obsessed with horses, so when she suggested a horseback ride in Maui I did some research and found Lahaina Stables online. We opted for the sunset ride, which turned out to be a great decision since riding in the hot Hawaiian sun would have been unpleasant.
Our guide, Char, gave us a quick lesson and basically told us to just man up and mount up (in a nice way!) The horses were so well trained they were gentle giants, but it's still a little nervewracking for a novice like myself.
Once the group got their ponies under control, we rode for about two hours stopping for a snack halfway. The terrain is a little challenging, some steep hills and rocky paths, but the horses handled it well.
The views of the ocean and sunset were stunning. Totally worth the trek up the mountain. Of all the add-ons we did on our visit to Maui, we enjoyed the horseback ride the most. It was certainly memorable and worth the expense!
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