“Perfect for first time horse riding” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 August 2012.
This was a birthday gift for my beautiful partner and I must admit she was impressed. The staff at the ranch were professional, friendly and most of very capable with a horse. The experience went for a couple of hours with enough variation of riding speed to make it interesting the whole time. Taking the horses on the beach was a wonderful experience and the location was perfect.
If you come over on the ferry and haven’t rented a car, the bus will drop you at the top of the streat the Ranch is located on. A short 5 minute walk down the street and up the driveway gets you there comfortably. In fact, if you don’t mind a small walk, Horseshoe Bay itself is only a 20 minute walk with a optional stop at the Koala Santuary for a cold drink if desired.
Definately recommend the experience. Thanks to the team and ‘Jack’ (the horse I was given). QLD, Australia
“Exactly as advertised” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 July 2012.
Caring staff and nice horses. Spent time on the beach and actually getting down there by horse. Beach was ours and the horses were well behaved as the riders went bareback in the water. We went in the afternoon and had a ball. Neither of us were equestrian types. Sydney, Australia
“Beach horses” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 June 2012.
I love horses and what a beautiful environment, even though I was running late the staff there still looked after me. Great Day. Sydney, Australia
“One of the best things I did whilst in Australia” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 June 2012.
This was truly amazing. I’d only ridden once before but my lack of experience didn’t matter and my horse, Jack, was a star. The trotting through the forest and then along the beach into the sea was fantastic. For $100 (£65) for 2 hours, I think it was well worth it. London, United Kingdom
“Swim in the ocean with your horse” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 May 2012
We went for a 1/2 day afternoon trail ride with Horseshoe Bay Ranch and it was awesome. Once we got to the beach we unsaddled our horse and rode them bare back along the beach and then into the ocean. The horses just loved the water and started swimming while we were riding them. This is an event I would recommend for all ages. One of our highlights on our 6 week vacation to Australia. Terrischmitz
“A stunning trek with a break for bareback riding in the sea” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 April 2012
This ride goes through spectacular scenery and ends with a chance that is (probably) unique in Oz – the opportunity to try out some bareback riding on the beach and in the ocean itself!
The horses are very quiet and ideal for novice or total newbies to riding. There is a good ratio of guides to riders (usually at least 1 to 5) so even the most nervous riders will have someone nearby to reassure them.