Being with Horses
Being with Horses
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Being-with-horses & Healing with HORSES Let us give you some INFO: We currently offer our trail-swim combination. This special 2 hour experience is a joyful one for both horses and riders, including first timers who have never spent time with horses. Excellent guidance and instruction makes it possible for all riders to be at ease. After introducing the horses to our guests (at which point each rider chooses his/her 'team partner' horse), we take everyone through Buccoo Village, past the goat race track and through the wetland mangroves to the beach FOR A LONG BEACH RIDE to the END of Buccoo BAY where we then swim with the horses along the shore . Everybody needs to make their booking in advance due to limited space. ---->we go out 5 days a week ---> once a day. EITHER 9am - 11am or 3pm - 5pm Let us know when you like to go out - we will check availability ...!!! Thanks!!! HEART HUGS FROM the herd in BUCCOO Tobago Veronika & Lennon Have a JOYFUL day!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Bri
    Sonnenland, Spain8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING AND UNFORGETTABLE
    This excursion was a wonderful experience. Veronika and Lennon have done a wonderful job and you immediately feel that the needs and natural instincts of the horses are the leading mantra of “Being with Horses“. The chance to ride in the middle of a free roaming herd in the natural beauties of Tobago was amazing. For me as a very beginner it was a reassuring to have Veronika‘s guide and support during the whole time. If I get the opportunity I would do this definitely again.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • christopher marshall
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magical ride
    This was a magical experience for my daughter (6) and I. The way Veronika and Lennon and the entire staff handle the horses, the guests, and their team is top shelf. They were so attentive to my daughter and to us “new” riders and being in the water with the horses was unforgettable. I would highly recommend this excursion if you are interested in supporting an amazing organization. Thank you thank you thank you!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Indira R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Profound Experience. A must do!
    This is a must do. It was such a profound experience for my friend, my daughter and I. It was not just a horse ride it was an awakening, enlightening experience. It was about facing some fears, being physically and mentally aware whilst enjoying the moment...not knowing what was next. The horses had so much calm, personality and finess. Thank you Veronica, Lennon and the rest of the team, they made it so easy, enjoyable and wonderful. They are amazing dilligent spirited people. Very professional and warm hearted. I cant wait to do it again. I was lucky to ride two horses Princess Julie and Kalakunjin. Princess was laid back but a true princess calm and beautiful. Kalakunjin was wise and meticulous. I connected with both.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Paul T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will definitely do this again !-)
    Veronika and her husband provided an amazing experience with their team of horses. The horses were very friendly and their individiual personalities made them very entertaining. They were easily controlled for such minimal gear. The swim with the horses was the highlight. Lennon was a true host and “camera man”, as he kept the spirits high and continuously ensured that everyone was comfortable and having fun. A great experience and will highly recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Carl H
    Newent, United Kingdom179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous!
    Absolutely fantastic experience. Veronika and Lennon are so knowledgeable, friendly and calm. Horses are so beautiful and tranquil. Swimming on horseback in the sea on these fabulous animals is such a great experience. Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Shirvan R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceeded my expectation!!!
    I have been going to tobago for vacations for many years and have done a lot of what the island has to offer. I wanted something new to do so I took my daughter here for her birthday. The people were all very friendly and courteous. They took all precautions for the safety of the riders and the horses as well. It was more than a simple horse ride. It was an experience to remember. There was a photo package you can pay extra for which we took and a photographer accompanies you on the ride and takes photos throughout, even stopping to pose riders with their horses and family members etc. It's something i'll definitely do again and my daughter is looking forward to going back. It was heartening to see the care and love they give to the horses as well, they are not treated like animals of trade, rather they are treated like family members and you feel that vibe from the horses.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Nikki P
    Trinidad and Tobago4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely amazing experience !
    What an amazing experience my best friend and I had doing the swim trail with Healing with Horses! I had done horseback riding before overseas but there was no comparison with doing it with Veronika and Lennon. They took us to the horses’ stable and their play area and explained to us the background of each horse and how to interact with them. All the staff were so friendly yet professional and gave very help tips on how to interact with our individual horse, their likes etc. Initially I didn’t plan to pay extra for the pics , but it is SOOO worth it. You won’t be able to take good pics as you have to focus on holding the reins, but Lennon instructs you on how to pose etc. We got to ride the horse in the water, which was really cool as sometimes the horses started to swim with you on its back 😀! At no point we didn’t feel unsafe. Highly recommend Healing with Horses! You won’t regret it!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Joel C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience.You must go!!
    Truly a wonderful experience , driven by an inspired soul, Veronica, a person who genuinely cares about her animals as well as giving the absolute best experience to her guests! Let me share experience: It was my family's last day in Tobago and we happen to drive by Bucoo Bay and see a trip of riders on the road heading to the beach.My daughter loves horses, so we drove upto the road to 'Being with Horses' when my wife inquired and was told we needed to make an appointment ,usually at least a day in advance. Very graciously Veronica agreed to put on a session later in the evening , for only my daughter after hearing how much she loved horses. We returned at 4pm and paid for the grooming only session .Veronica then arrived , met my daughter and after hearing of her love for horses, she decided to do something special for her and proceeded to give what my daughter describes as the best 2 and a half hour experience her life. She showed us the park , riding circle did the grooming session with my daughter and took her on a ride down to the beach .We then met with a heard of other horses and walked back up to the stables where she helped wash and feed City of Gold.All the way Veronica explained an educated my daughter all about horses . All in all a wonderful experience from a wonderful person and establishment.God Bless them.I recommend to Everyone.:)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Kerry K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magical experience.
    The passion that Veronica and her team show for the horses (and other stray animals) is infectious and was quite different from any other equine encounter that my daughter and myself had experienced before. It was great hearing the individual stories of how the horses had arrived there and a real privilege to get to swim with them in the sea. A day that will not be forgotten.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Lisa W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Riding on the beach and in the water was such a nice experience!
    Riding on the beach and in the water was such a nice experience and we loved the whole team! It just is a very different experience than the „usual“ riding because they do actually care about the well-being of the horse. Also, the pictures turned out great:)
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
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10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
This experience was beyond what I could have ever imagined. They whole team went above what I could describe and it was a feeling of magic watching the horses run in the water and be around you for the hours as you are there. Definitely recommend and would do it again.
Written February 20, 2021
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Rosie C
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Feb 2020 • Solo
Veronika and Lennon have created the most beautiful home for rescued and happy horses. I have always ridden and loved horses, having my own for 14years but this experience was on a whole new level. The kindness and understanding they show these horses, is reciprocated straight back and it's beautiful to watch and be a part of. Having a horse pick you to ride it and then connecting with your horse as you ride through the local town, mangroves, along the beach and in the sea is fabulous, I would love to do this everyday too!
What they've created is wonderful and I hope everyone keeps supporting them. The experience was topped up further by Lennon's fantastic photography skills.. I am in love with my photos!
I would love to return and ride with them again it was a priceless experience.
Written March 16, 2020
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Diane Henderson
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
We walked in and from that moment, she graced us with her words. Veronika is versed with the ability to bring us into the world of horses. Her mission of ensuring we were calm and understood the way of life the horses experienced was achieved seemlessly throughout the introductions. Lennard, co-owner and very experienced in providing the necessary instructions for riding a horse, was distinguished in his craft. We felt comfortable in our awkwardness in leading these giant, strong but calm animals. Humbled! You are encouraged to have this experience, if just to step out of your comfort zone.
Written November 3, 2021
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Shirvan R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I have been going to tobago for vacations for many years and have done a lot of what the island has to offer. I wanted something new to do so I took my daughter here for her birthday. The people were all very friendly and courteous. They took all precautions for the safety of the riders and the horses as well. It was more than a simple horse ride. It was an experience to remember.

There was a photo package you can pay extra for which we took and a photographer accompanies you on the ride and takes photos throughout, even stopping to pose riders with their horses and family members etc.

It's something i'll definitely do again and my daughter is looking forward to going back. It was heartening to see the care and love they give to the horses as well, they are not treated like animals of trade, rather they are treated like family members and you feel that vibe from the horses.
Written July 25, 2023
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Wanda M
Caribbean2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This was a new and unique experience, most of the team had never ridden before, however, this was not a problem, the horses were well trained.

It was amazing communicating with the horses who obeyed your requests and fun to see them rolling in the sand.

Veronika and Lennon were very gracious hosts which made the experience even more enjoyable.

I would definitely recommend this tour, its a great family experience.

Wanda M.
Written November 30, 2020
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Melissa M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
The staff holds great empathy for animals!

You are taught how to greet the horses and to build an understanding and trust with them before riding.

You are also taught how the manage the horse effectively while riding (in terms of posture, body movement and steering) quite quickly and comfortably.

My absoulte favourite thing about this experience is that you are provided with the nessary skill and freedom to ride independently (out ahead or within the group). (No hand guided lap around a small ring and that's all)

You feel quite special guiding your horse around obstacles and onlookers; and at your own pace.

I rode Apollo! He is very sweet and intuitive, so tries to make his rider feel safe and comfortable!
Even if you don't ride him, say hello to him for me.

The experience was exciting was lovely, getting to ride through 3 different terrains.
My only issue is that the riding time was a little too short.
Written March 11, 2022
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Kavi B
Port of Spain, Trinidad3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Life changing experience. I held the reins and the horse held my heart. Definitely recommend 👌
Veronika and Lennon guide you completely while allowing you to enjoy a personal experience and learn about the horses.
Written January 19, 2022
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Saafia Ghany
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
This was such a fun experience. I applaud @beingwithhorsestobago for the love and care they show to these horses. Their home is a large piece of land on a cliff overlooking the ocean where they are given the freedom to graze freely, frisk around happily and interact with one another. Each horse has its own personality and one of the things we got to experience was they way the horses chose their riders. We formed a semi circle and each outstretched a hand. When the horse likes you he/she comes up to your hand and there an instant bond is formed with rider and horse. I was fortunate to be chosen by Apollo. He was a loving fellow..gentle and calm. We adapted to each other pretty well and that made the experience all the more relaxing and enjoyable. Behind each horse was so much history and it was a pleasure to learn about each of them..Thank you @beingwithhorsestobago for loving them, caring and being so passionate about their well being and providing them a safe and happy haven. You guys are an example to the world and you totally rock! Sending love to you all.
Written June 28, 2022
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Paul T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Veronika and her husband provided an amazing experience with their team of horses. The horses were very friendly and their individiual personalities made them very entertaining. They were easily controlled for such minimal gear. The swim with the horses was the highlight. Lennon was a true host and “camera man”, as he kept the spirits high and continuously ensured that everyone was comfortable and having fun. A great experience and will highly recommend.
Written June 3, 2023
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Trini Paula
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
What a wonderful experience at Healing with Horses! The walk and swim with the horses is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Veronika's love for the horses and teaching others to love, not just horses but life, is so moving! Lennon puts everyone at ease with his fun outlook. A once in a lifetime experience! Thank you Veronika and Lennon!
Written July 20, 2020
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we are so grateful you connected its our JOY we share ... lots of love, VJ
Written July 30, 2020
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