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Happy Trails Walking Horses

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Windy Day

Though it was a windy day, the ride was great! Stan, our guide, was very friendly, & the horses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindy S
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Chris and Melissa Scott

We had a great experience, our guides were excellent sources of information and extremely kind! The... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Melissa S
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Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32035
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though it was a windy day, the ride was great! Stan, our guide, was very friendly, & the horses were well-trained. My daughter had high hopes for the experience & those were exceeded! Average price, which may seem like a lot, but worth it -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Nearly 4 years after a fall from one of the horses, on December 31, 2014, and I am still having back and tush problems. Stan did not properly tighten the saddle and I fell (on pavement!) before we'd even made it to the beach. Stan's...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience, our guides were excellent sources of information and extremely kind! The horses were impeccably groomed with long flowing manes and tails. It is obvious someone spends a lot of time caring for these beautiful descendants of “Trigger” from the Roy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This is literally just a walk on the beach, almost to the pier and back again. There was no history lesson about Amelia Island or much info. given about the horses. The guide seemed “done” by the time the 7 pm ride came around and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I've always wanted to horseback on the beach. I'm glad I found this business. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and his young little helper (whose job was to pick up the horse droppings on the beach as we walked) was a sweet gal. Never complained...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This was so much fun! Two of our grandchildren were in town staying with us for a week and our 10 year old granddaughter had told us she'd always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach. So we booked with Happy Trails because of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took their beach ride on Tennessee Walkers (with the proprietor as guide, no less), and were glad to get back with no one injured or killed. No exaggeration. There was one additional couple (man was not very experienced, woman was experienced)....More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Lucaspapa
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This was on my bucket list forever ...I have one daughter who rides and has also wanted to try this and another daughter who was pleasantly surprised that she enjoyed it! Stan was a pleasure and the horses beautiful and calm, all mares and they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dannyelle C
Reviewed July 20, 2018

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our ride. The horses were well groomed and in good condition. I stayed at a comfortable pace while my daughter and her friend galloped.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I ask for a calm slow horse. I had to hold back on mine the entire ride because he was trying to run. Worker was not engaged with the riders. Beach was too congested with cars and people. Our ride was cut way short of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rachel H
Stan P, Owner at Happy Trails Walking Horses, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

With all the great reviews we get I am surprised you didn't enjoy your ride. We always mention when asked that you are on the horse for an hour, but that doesn't mean the ride is an hour as we do give a brief lesson...More

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August 20, 2016|
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Response from CarlosR58free | Reviewed this property |
Exactly what Kasey L said. But I would add to get the 8am ride so you get fresh horses. that's 'cause they have an 8, 9 and 10 am rides and they use the same horses.