Originally Posted by Chiilaa
So I am getting married in a few weeks, and for our honeymoon we are headed to Hawaii. One of the things I really want to do is go for a trail ride, preferable in western tack since we don't get much of that over here. Anyone been and know where a good place is?
Well well well! My dad lives in Hawaii. If you're going to the Big Island, look up Parker Ranch, Pudding Lassiter, and some chick named Kelly (probably not helpful... but if you figure out who she is, you can 'wrangle' horses!). Try Waipio Valley as well. I think Parker Ranch does rides through there, and you can see the Taro fields as well as the wild horses and ride through the fresh-water river. Pudding has AQHA show horses and might just give you "free" entertainment (help her feed the horses and goats and you can ride all day!).
I really wish I could remember Kelly's last name... for $90 (all together) three of us rode up in the hills and herded her 50 or so horses into a different pasture, and it was amazing. I have attached a photo from the adventure