i know exactly what you mean!! Every single stinking time we go to the beach I get this "ache" (the kind that precedes a temper tantrum) b/c I want sooooo badly to ride my own horse along the beach. Inevitabely someone will suggest renting one...and i'll sulk, "no, I want to do it on my own horse!!!". Why can't they understand that!!!??? I have broken down and done that...it is not the same.
I believe my mare would love the water, but I could be surprised...and she would do what, dump me in the "sand"? Haha...bring it on! I want to ride in zion, too, same thing...w my own horse.