My husband and I visited Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre for a 3 day riding holiday. We are both new to riding (18 months and 8 months experience) and so were a little apprehensive. We needn't have been the whole experience was amazing. We had an assessment lesson on the firts morning and felt totally supported and encouraged throughout. We were suprised but excited to be told we would be galloping on the beach by the end of the holiday if not that day! That afternoon we had our firts 3 hour picnic beach ride and it was amazing. The horses are responsive and sensible but prepared to gallop if they think you are secure. I was going to ask my husband if he was enjoying himself but his smile said it all.
The second day we did a full day ride to Hodbarrow Nature Reserve and had a great time walking, trotting and more galloping. This time there were only 4 of us and our lead and back up riders (who did an an amazing job) so we all galloped together a truly wonderful experience. We felt completely safe and knew the horses would stop and that our guides were always watching out for any problems and making sure we stayed out of trouble.
The third day we had a village ride, another lesson and another beach picnic ride. It rained a little bit but our waterproofs kept us dry and warm. We again felt wonderfully encouraged during our lesson and both feel we have gained in confidence throughout the three days.
We would recommend this to anyone, whether you are looking for a one off beach ride or a longer holiday. The staff are fantastic, encouraging and enthusiastic -whaterver the weather. The horses are sensible but responsive and more than up for a gallop and this combination makes for a fantastic time. All abilities are catered for and you are not made to feel like you are not good enough. We will definitely return and were extremely sorry to leave.
Thank you to everyone for making our holiday such an unforgettable experience.
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