Originally Posted by slowlopin
Hey so I wanna take my horses to the beach so bad! And I was wondering have any of you taken your horses to the beach? Was it a blast or not as great as people think? Lol I know that's a weird question but I figure I would ask anyway. Do you know of beaches in the USA that allow horses? How did your horses react? I just think it would be a total blast!!
I've been beach riding and it is fun, especially at sunset! Your horse not being used to waves more than likely will try and shy away from the first one going in. Once you get over the first wave they are usually fine. When in the water, be aware of possible ruts in the sand. I saw a gal cantering in above knee water when her horse hit one and she went off, camera and all! The horse was fine, just plunged a little. She was fine too, just a little embarrassed! I usually take it easy in the sand too, it can be a little hard on their tendons etc. A lot of the "places" to ride on the beach are kept rather quiet because it usually isn't allowed where I'm from. Every place is different. I say go and find out more about it and have great ride!