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        04-18-2008, 11:29 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Most horses are spooked by the waves and sound of the ocean but if your horse is not you can ride closer to or in the water where the sand is packed a little better. My horse normally liked the water but she did not care for the water and waves at the beach. One time when we were riding on the beach a kid crashed a kite into the sand in front of her and I thought she was going to go ballistic. It took me a while to calm her down.
         
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        04-25-2008, 11:34 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Honeymoon

    My husband and I rode on a beach and through the hills in Antigua on our honeymoon.

    I had a Appaloosa growing up but my husband was from the city and had only ridden a couple of times. Of course he got the lead horse and had to just hold on. It was a beautiful ride that we will never forget. I would highly recommend horseback riding when traveling to different parts of the world. We saw parts of the island we never would have on our own.

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        04-25-2008, 12:08 PM
      #13
    Foal
    beachs

    I live like 1 off the beach, Its great I love it!
    And then about 2 miles behind us we have the back country.!

    Its a great little place!
         
        04-25-2008, 09:54 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I live about 1/4 of a mile from Lake Superior and my dad and I tried taking my horses to the beach one day but of course for some silly reason we chose a windy day..so the water was pretty loud. Needless to say, the horses didn't like it very much. I've been wanting to take them back again but I just haven't found the time! Maybe this summer. I've always thought that beach riding would be super fun. Any ideas on how to get them used to the water?
         
        04-25-2008, 10:04 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    My husband's company bought another company in Brazil and sent him to set up the new company with the machines he built.....I got to go! In the two and a half months we were there, my favorite memory was of riding along the beaches and sand dunes in the coastal town of Cumbuco! ALthough I felt bad for the horses, most were in need of groceries!

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        04-25-2008, 11:49 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Before I met George (my husband) he went to Mexico. He was going to go riding while he was there but the horses were desperatly skinny. He showed me pictures and I honestly don't know how some of them were still alive. Others were in great shape...
         
        04-25-2008, 11:59 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    BakerSuzie...

    Where are you at?
    My trainer has promised to haul me and our horses to the beach for a good ride this spring. She knows a lady in Ocracoke who boards horses and rents rooms for the night.

    I am so curious to see how my gelding does with the waves and wind.
         
        04-27-2008, 02:45 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    Lol. Wow ok im like the total opposite to all of you as the beach was technically the only place I could ride. Have been riding there for like 6 years

    My home town is situated between a river and the sea. So I had two beaches to choose from, a little flat one by the river or a really really long strech of sand which had the sea on one side and a laggon on the other.

    And yea riding in the deeper sand requires a bit of work from the horse dpeneding on how long the ride is and what you do. But my Boy was as fit as a fiddle from riding in it. Had galloped him , jumped him and all that at that beach.....5 hour rides and such. And they don't sink that much ......maby up to like there fetlocks.....just above the pasterns, the odd time it would be a little deeper but rarely.

    And swimming with your horse is the funnest thing ever I miss those days now that im at uni and don't get to ride as often.
         
        04-27-2008, 02:51 AM
      #19
    Showing
    Aww FRG that's a shame. :(
    Bitless you're so lucky, I bet it's beautiful!
         
        04-27-2008, 10:02 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bitless
    Lol. Wow ok im like the total opposite to all of you as the beach was technically the only place I could ride. Have been riding there for like 6 years

    My home town is situated between a river and the sea. So I had two beaches to choose from, a little flat one by the river or a really really long strech of sand which had the sea on one side and a laggon on the other.

    Ooh wow Bitless! I do have to say that that would be a wonderful place to ride. Sounds like an awesome place.
         

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