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.