If you are into horses this is the pace to visit, Salih and Felice are amazing hosts, we have been out to ride for the last three visits, absolutely cracking tours of the surrounding mountains. As Salih said coming down 'He doesn't need to go looking for paradise'. I would say that ideally you need to have a good seat to do the longer trails as the horses (part bred Arabs) can be a bit enthusiastic, although you don't have to gallop if you don't want to.
Be aware that if you want to ride in July and August it is early morning and evening only, in the middle of the day it is too hot for the horses to do any work.
My son (on the autistic spectrum) was not interested in a long mountain ride so elected to have a lesson with Felice in the school on Nanu (The Fat One). As Felice is a trained psychiatrist and the Dortnal Ranch specialises in hippotherapy with disabled children, this was not a problem, and James enjoyed his time riding, playing with the dogs and cat, and finding the tortoises.
Even if you only elect to have a lesson in the school it is well shaded, and non riders are made more than welcome by Felice while the others are out, or there is a small beach with nice restaurants nearby just outside Hisonaru
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