Horse-rid­ing Re­port


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Hoof Prints Ranch, Roseau Val­ley

"My hus­band and I vis­ited Hoofs Print Ranch as an ex­cur­sion on a cruise ship in early April. I wanted very much to ride a horse in the ocean but I wasn't sure how this would take place, but ev­ery­thing turned out beau­ti­fully!

"When you get there they have re­strooms and a place to store bags; you then get fit­ted with a hel­met and ev­ery­one is given a clear and con­cise brief­ing. Horses were se­lected for us ac­cord­ing to our ex­pe­ri­ence and those who had never rid­den be­fore were given in­struc­tions. The ride out to the ocean was fan­tas­tic, you got to see the banana plan­ta­tion, live­stock graz­ing in the fields and many other trop­i­cal scenes.

"When we ar­rived at a beau­ti­ful pri­vate beach, one by one, we rode bare­back on one of the horses while the guide led us into deep wa­ter. The horse did not swim but walked in the wa­ter - it was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence. The land­scape on the trek was beau­ti­ful and horses were well-trained and well cared for. The tour guides were all very friendly and watch­ful of ev­ery­one, mak­ing sure the group and the horses were com­fort­able and stay­ing on path."

Elaine, UK

At­lantic Shores, Vieux Fort

"Don't get me wrong, these horses know where they are go­ing, but they had a bounce to their step. We rode along the beach, and along an ocean over­look. I was sad­dle-sore, but it was worth ev­ery twinge. I ar­ranged ev­ery­thing in ad­vance from the USA, and Wayne could not have been more help­ful. He got a taxi to pick us up and re­turn us af­ter a 2 hour ride.

We saw a wide ar­ray of plants—trees of bay leaves, cashews, banana plants, tamarind. Wayne ed­u­cated us on the history of the land and the veg­e­ta­tion. We did a morn­ing ride, and it was per­fect. Another cou­ple with us ranked it as their best ex­pe­ri­ence in 25 years!"

Ricky, USA

"Humbly con­structed sta­ble, but very well cared for horses. You can tell Wayne and Max LOVE the horses. Af­ter trail-rid­ing in the hill coun­try among the banana groves, we ar­rived to ex­pan­sive grass land bluffs over­look­ing the At­lantic and an AB­SO­LUTELY STUN­NING panoramic view. A herd of At­lantic's horses graz­ing on the grassy bluff over­look­ing the crash­ing waves. Two foals! Beau­ti­ful, beau­ti­ful. Down to the beach for a gal­lop back and forth. Splash­ing into the crash­ing waves.


Anne-Marie, Canada

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