This was the absolute best beach ride I have ever been on!! I'm a professional rider in the states and I was thoroughly impressed by the level of horse care and attention to detail at Half Moon Bay. Normally, when I go riding in the Caribbean, I have to turn a blind eye to the health of the horses, but not here. All of the horses were well fed, groomed, shod, and tacked with properly fitted tack. The guides led the inexperienced riders, so it was very safe for them. My novice boyfriend was very comfortable (and he was very nervous before the ride). The ride was strictly walking, but our guide told us about the local fruit trees, birds, and fish. We rode to the Half Moon Bay dolphin cove... it was pretty neat to see dolphins on horseback! The horses were given a break at the beach and untacked and hosed off when we returned to the stable. I was told that they are only ridden once per day, unlike many trail riding stables where the horses are left tacked all day and ridden for hours on end in poorly fitted tack. There was one guide per two guests. I was very, very impressed with Half Moon Bay!! They do riding lessons, polo lessons, and pony rides too.
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