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Bucket list for our 71 yr old mum

Wow what an experience. Was greeted by the owner and her beautiful friendly dog. There was 6 of us... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
donnatonge
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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Unique experience

Me and my two daughters went on the swimming with the horses experience. It was a very neat... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
dskefamily4
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow what an experience. Was greeted by the owner and her beautiful friendly dog. There was 6 of us in our party ranging from 16-71 years old and most hadn’t ridden before. The 3 guides we had introduced us to our horses (all looked very well kept) and then we were on with the help of a step type box (very easy). We were shown how to walk,stop,turn etc and was off all keen to get going. Short ride on the road then onto the beautiful beach with it’s clear blue waters and white sands. A good distance ride on the beach that my bottom didn’t like (lol) then a stop for the saddles to come of ready for the swim. My sister and I both chickened our at this point but the others continued and we could see how far they went and all came back having really enjoyed the experience (once in a lifetime chance for most of us) all in all I would give 5 starts to the whole experience. Friendly happy staff friendly happy horses. Massive thank you x

Thank donnatonge
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Me and my two daughters went on the swimming with the horses experience. It was a very neat experience however we went on a day that the water was very choppy which made the swimming with the horses somewhat difficult. The trail on the beach had great views. The two guides we had were amazing and friendly. They went above and beyond to make it a great experience even though we didn’t do the swimming part very long and they reassured us that the sounds the horses were making swimming was normal because of how they fill their stomachs with air to become more buoyant in the water. The horses are treated well and appear to be in good health. The owner was very friendly. It was nice that a driver could pick us up right at our condo and drop us off from 7 mile beach. If you pre-book directly with the owner, she provides a 10% discount. She was also very responsive to emails and calls. When we come back to the Caymans we will definitely be booking with this ranch again!

Thank dskefamily4
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We had the best time riding the horses! Nothing could compare when we took the saddles off and road/swam in the Caribbean! From the expert guide to the wonderful owner! Beautiful horses and simply spectacular!

Thank 722stefanip
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Neat experience riding horseback in the surf. While the horses are very well trained to do what they are trained to do, it is a bit difficult for an inexperienced rider to get them to mind.

Thank Don B
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

When I was vising the Cayman I did the swim ride with pampered ponies. It was a really unique, fun experience. Definitely worth the money but you need to know how to swim and be comfortable riding bare back!!

Definitely recommend a go pro or a cheap waterproof camera- I had my phone in a water proof case and it survived but other people's phones ended up in the Caribbean sea!

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous experience from start to finish. Very welcoming were the staff at pampered ponies. They explained how to ride the horse and were very reassuring to a little girl in a party of five who were joining us on the ride. As well as saddleback riding we also rode bare back in the warming seas of Barkers Beach! Would definitely recommend

Thank Max J
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience during our beach trek and swim. Our guides were so helpful and very kind. They even brought us water for the break in between. The horses were happy and healthy. Expensive, but well worth it!

Thank tg772017
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was a great unique experience, to be on a horse while the horse is swimming, and in the beautiful Caribbean! (Obviously, we booked the Swim and Ride).

The stables are in a kind of secluded area, but we didn't find it particularly hard to find. There just aren't that many roads in the area to get lost on.

The horses seemed really well taken care of. The guides were friendly (first language not English) and fun. A water camera is highly recommended. We were the only ones on the tour with a water proof camera, and the guides took tons of amazing pictures of me and the kids riding our horses.

The ride was very hot. Wear sunscreen. You don't need water because the guides will bring some for when there are stops, but if you want to be able to drink very regularly along the ride (e.g. every 5 minutes), then bring your own.

It's good to know that the ride is really about the scenery and the swim ride on the horse. When on land, the horses are walking nose to tail along the trail, so it may not be appealing to those who actually want to *ride* the horse. Also, there is quite a bit of (beautiful!) waiting time before and after the swim for the horses to un/re-saddled and let them cool off after the swimming exertion.

Very unique! Given the price, I probably wouldn't do it regularly, but I'd recommend it as a life experience.

1  Thank Nadeeka Y
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

We booked our reservation through our hotel. Price was $117 in US dollars. We stayed on the East side of the island, so it took about 1.5 hours to "find" the location. The horses were wonderful, kept well, looked healthy, and were very gentle. We road for almost 2 hours. We went through a short portion of the town, then into a small mangrove area, then road the coast for a while. We stopped and the guys took the saddles off all the horses going into the ocean. We got back on and road out into the Caribbean. It was great - water was a little rough which made balancing bareback a little difficult, but overall a great time. We saddled back up and went back to the stables. The staff were very helpful and they provided us water twice as it was hot. Only reason not 5 starts - difficult location to find and we were all ready to come out of the ocean, but they insisted we keep going - water was too rough. I felt that they should consider all the riders and their comfort level - especially when they acknowledged the water was so rough. No picture sales to worry about on the tour. There is a park area that anyone who stays behind can meet you at take pics of you on the horse, in the water, etc. We rode in flip flops and shorts with NO problems...recommended tennis shoes and pants, but totally not necessary.

Thank Wendy J
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time yesterday with my daughter on the swim ride. The guides were very helpful and took some great pictures for us. Thank you again!

Thank glstory
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