C Ponies Beach Horses

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C Ponies Beach Horses
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Come ride majestic gypsy horses on the beach or on the trails. Ride as dolphins swim by and even ride your horse while it swims. Most of our horses are rescues, so each ride helps rehabilitate another horse. We are also offering trail rides, just a short drive from Tampa.
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ElizabethMac2022
Lake George, NY1 contribution
I found C ponies online when looking for a place to go riding while in FL for a bachelorette party. Horseback riding on the beach was the brides ONE major request for the weekends activities.... C Ponies did not disappoint!! The morning of our scheduled excursion the weather looked like it might not cooperate, and Racheal and Nikki from C Ponies went above and beyond to communicate with us all morning about the weather, and riding conditions. Needless to say, we arrived, and the sky became bright blue and sunny so we mounted our ponies and took off into the water! Racheal and Nikki did an amazing job pairing all four of us with the appropriate horse that fit each riders skill set. Word of the wise, say yes to the photo package!! You're going to want these memories captured on camera! While wading out in the water with our horses we were visited by manatees!! They were very curious to come see us and the horses, it was so unexpected and created a jaw dropping experience... that Nikki, our guide, got on camera! All of C Ponies 32 horses are rescues and it is not only their mission to create a safe, fun and memorable experience for people, it is also about keeping these beautiful gentle giants away from harm, and you can see how much the C Ponies staff cares about each horse individually. If I could leave a 10 star review, I would!
Written May 23, 2022
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Alifcihc
10 contributions
Family
We had an amazing C Ponies experience with Mercedes as our guide. We chose the earliest ride possible (mid-July) and would do the same thing again. We loved learning about the horses' personalities, riding the horses as they swam, and would definitely recommend the photo package. C Ponies worked with us to ensure that our group of 7 (two families) were on the same 'ride' and could be included in one photo package. It made our experience fantastic! We rode C-Queen, her daughters Coral and Snookie, Moana, Gypsy, Nemo, and Minnow. The C Ponies staff did a great job of matching their horses to the riders' abilities/experience and sizes. My 12 year old son says, "I liked being in the water with the horse swimming." My 10 year old daughter says, "I liked the swimming on a horse, that was really fun!"
Written August 1, 2021
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rayman360
Sylvania, GA1 contribution
Family
We had an excellent time with C Ponies. They made everything super easy and all info was very well outlined. They sent multiple emails with all check in procedures, reminders and all other info about pictures and what to bring and wear. The staff/workers/guides were all incredibly friendly. It was nice to go out in the bay with the horses and experience something completely different. All the while helping rescue horses and helping to fund the program to continue these horses care and save more. Would recommend for anyone that likes unique horse rides.
Written July 7, 2022
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bh3242
Surrey, Canada1 contribution
Family
Huge money to walk out in the bay. Stop, talk and walk back. Daughters horse was too tall. Didn’t swim at all. Was truly disheartened by the constant reminders to bring your money to tip your “guide” - what a joke. The “guide” was the owner of the company… rubbing her hands together counting her $$$. We also went to Tours on Horseback on Florida. 1/4 the price, nicer setting. They don’t swim in the ocean… but neither does c-ponies. I feel bad for the people in the small bay with houses as the horse swimming business comes daily and deposits buckets of horse crap into their shallow bay.
Written March 31, 2022
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CHaenel518
1 contribution
Family
The ride was nice however the horses did not respond well, they just seemed to do what they wanted to. The actual riding time was only about 30 minutes and 30 minutes of line up, prep, story time and photos. When you schedule your ride you don't know if other people are going to be in your group and I think this takes away from your ride time. Aside being a little pricy we paid additional for the picture package and most of the pictures were blurry.
Written July 6, 2022
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aimnjo
Naples, FL1 contribution
Family
I took my daughter for her birthday. Standing on shore I wasn’t sure if it was worth the money, but as soon as we mounted the beautiful horses it all changed. The horses were amazing and so was the crew. Exceptional staff, very well organized, professional, fun, I can’t say enough. You will not be disappointed. Just do it❤️
Written April 5, 2022
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Paul R
Madison, AL74 contributions
We visited C Ponies because my fiance had always wanted to try a beach horseback ride. The experience was far better than I expected. As a non-horse kinda guy, I didn't expect to enjoy it much but I was wrong. Booking online was easy and efficient, and directions to their location were clear. It was raining heavily when we arrived, so the staff had us just sit in our car until the weather cleared a bit, then we met the horses and guides, got paired up, and got into the water! Ambra did a superb job as our guide; she was friendly, funny, and patient with the less experienced riders. As their site promises, you *will* get wet, so wear appropriate clothing and bring a post-ride change of clothes. The $25 photo package is well worth it; you won't really be able to take your own photos on the ride. The swimming experience was excellent. The horses really *do* swim. Highly recommended.
Written February 24, 2021
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angelfossil
1 contribution
Family
Me and my mom have rode together several times over the past 40+ years but this was a unique experience. I highly recommend this trip. I would also recommend this trip for newbies as the C Ponies team was excellent with all levels of riders. I did not see one disappointed person. THANKS C PONIES!!!
Written June 8, 2022
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tsastevens
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The experience was amazing. Riding a horse while it swims in the bay is not your average trail ride. The staff and horses are top notch and C Ponies mission to save these horses with their heartbreaking backstories is second to none. We have and will continue to recommend to everyone we know.
Written July 19, 2022
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Ann E
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We had one very experienced rider and 2 very inexperienced riders, and everyone had a terrific time. Our guide Nikki was professional and helpful without being condescending.I will recommend this to anyone and everyone who wants to do something different, special and very memorable.
Written February 6, 2022
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