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30 December 2022
8 July 2022
Sarah who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Amazing | It was well-paced and the horses were forward-going and sure-footed.
10 June 2022
Sarah who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. African Explorer | The riding and horses were amazing. I enjoyed the variety of paces. The terrain was very different between South Africa and Botswana so it was great to experience both. Felt I was matched well with my horses in both places, and the guides were knowledgeable which made me feel safe.
10 June 2022
Sophie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Experience of a lifetime | Excellent
10 June 2022
Leonora who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. African Explorer - Great!! | Yes it did meet expectations. The owners and staff were FANTASTIC and went out of their way to make my trip comfortable. Loved it. Will repeat one day.
[In The Saddle replies: Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the African Explorer].
10 June 2022
Jacquelin who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. African Explorer - amazing Africa | Excellent
6 May 2022
Jodie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) African expoler | Excellent
31 January 2020
Sarah-Lee who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Amazing | Excellent
29 November 2019
Emily who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Absolutely Spectacular | Fantastic riding. We were fortunate enough to have a brave group and were treated to endless winding canters. Being able to spread out in Botswana and pop over fallen logs has spoiled us forever. Canters were long but steady and well balanced with walking in the heat.
The horses are wonderful, brave as can be, responsive and happy in their jobs. The evaluation in Botswana was very nice and provided the opportunity to adjust horses to the desired level.
The guides were wonderful and knowledgeable and we saw far more wildlife than we ever expected, both in the saddle and out. By the end of the trip it felt like a (very adventurous) hack out with good friends. It was a true once in a lifetime experience..except that we’re already planning to go back!! [Sarah from In The Saddle comments: It is wonderful to see that you had an amazing time on this safari and you really must go back sometme!]
22 November 2019
Cathy who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. A great varied trip | Definitely to be recommended
18 October 2019
Lucinda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Most incredible experience. | The riding in SA was a mixture of walk and fast paced short canters for roughly 3 hours at a time. Terrain was almost sandy, with rocky hills - the canters were fast along tracks or weaving through bushes. Great fun.
The riding in Bots was a mixture of walking and long controlled canters, riding for approx 6 hours at a time. Terrain was dusty and rocky, with a lot of thorny bushes. Canters were either in open spaces, or through the bushes. Be prepared for long canters (they go on and on!).
20 September 2019
Michele who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Amazing views. | Yes my expectations were met.
20 September 2019
Susan who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Back to Africa. | At both camps the staff kept making sure you were still happy with your horse.
The horses had good manners and were easy to ride. I felt totally confident that whatever I asked of either of the horses I rode they would deliver.
6 September 2019
Alison (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) An adventure of a lifetime. | South Africa safari was a good warm up preparation for the much faster, longer rides in Botswana.
9 August 2019
Astrid (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Riding Safari | Excellent surrounding and nice horses. I performed some more jumping- much easier riding than expected.
14 June 2019
Fi who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Exceeded all expectations | I loved my Gazelle at Horizon, and Rodeo at Tuli.
The horse welfare seems to be a very high priority, and they did their best to match us with the horses and give us the option to change if we wanted (no one did!).
I did have a bit of a sore on my leg from the saddle at Horizon, but didn't notice it myself till I got in the shower that evening so just one of those things and they helped to adjust buckles the next day to sort it out.
17 May 2019
Laura (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Simply majestic and amazing | Excellent
3 May 2019
Maria Lundgren who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. In South Africa the canter stretches were very short / slow - also a lot shorter / slower than last time I was there. Therefore only satisfied on the pace. Otherwise there was nice variation in the terrain, but it was also not as challenging as last time I visit. In Botswana was the canters were longer and faster, but for safety reasons (ie because of the possibility of suddenly encountering dangerous game) the pace was still kept at canter and not gallop. I am therefore very satisfied with the riding in Botswana, although I generally like a little more pace and challenge in the terrain.
I was also very pleased with the two horses they had chosen for me in South Africa and Botswana, - and then I would like to also add that both places the horses are well cared for, which is also of great importance to the experience.
Lesley who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Holiday of a lifetime | I was given a beautiful thoroughbred mare in South Africa who was an absolute joy to ride, fit and forward going with a wonderful temperament and amazingly sure footed. Our guide Anneen was brilliant, professional, well informed, extremely hardworking and excellent company, she went above and beyond to ensure we all had a truly enjoyable experience.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday.]