We went for a 1 hour beach trek with Island View Riding Stables in early August - and it was the activity that made our holiday! We were novices - myself, my husband and my four year old had never been on a horse - and my 9 year old had ridden a little - but it really didn't matter. All of the horses were so quiet and well trained, they were great.
I didn't really know what to expect and was very nervous (although I was trying to hide this from the kids!). But within minutes of being on the horses we were all at our ease and enjoying ourselves.
My four year old was the most surprising - her horse Pebbles was led by Sophie, who really put her at ease. She soon was like a pro - and managed to talk her way all the way to the beach and back (poor Sophie!).
The rest of us were left to manage our own horses - Lady, Gippy & Henry - all of whom behaved very well. Although Lady and Gippy did have a habit of stopping to a bite to eat unexpectedly. The trotting was interesting - I think I really only got the hang of it at the very end.
The trip on the road and the lane was great - it got your confidence up, so by the time we reached the beach you could really relax and take in the beauty of it all. And it really was beautiful - breathtaking even. One of those memories that will stay with you forever.
The kids are still talking about it - and I think they may have caught the bug. They are already begging to go back.
Thanks so much to all the team at Island View Stables - especially Sophie!!!
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