I always worry about the horses being malnourished, but not to worry on this one. The horses seemed in fine shape, not worked too hard, and they pretty well know what they are doing. The saddles and equipment were pretty old and beat up, but that's ok, I guess. The beach was absolutely gorgeous! The waves were big and beautiful! We rode through a bit of a desert for a bit before we got to the beach, then up the beach and back, then back through the desert. It was a nice long ride. My horse kept stopping and turning around and nibbling my leg. I am experienced and my husband has only been on a horse once before, and we both enjoyed it. There was no lunch or any food provided. They gave us a bottle of water at the end. Not much of a gift store. The bus ride was about 35 minutes each way with no tour guide and the bus driver never spoke.
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Holland America Line