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Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 August 2018

Anne (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Montana - Rocking Z | Absolutely amazing place with the horses' welfare as top priority. The family were very patient with us all and were really good at learning and giving us more experience to "play", for example. help pick up horses in the morning, jump over tree trunks in the woods, give it a full gallop in the most beautiful surroundings.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

Medieval Bulgaria

5 star rating   25 August 2018

Michael who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Wonderful riding in the fascinating Balkans | Excellent horse, good riding country. Perfect.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain

Fresh & Saltwater Trail

5 star rating   25 August 2018

Lisbet (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Spain - Fresh & Saltwater Trail | Nice to experience well cared horses, got rest, plenty of food and it was the horses that were supposed to be well/taking care of before we riders got food, rest etc, and helpful guide (Nikki)


Wild Coast - South Africa

Wild Coast Adventure Trail

5 star rating   25 August 2018

Neil who has been on 40 In The Saddle rides. Wild Coast horse trails | The condition of the horses is excellent and the saddles are extremely comfortable.


Rocking Z - Montana

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 August 2018

Virginie who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic | The family who own Rocking Z are so welcoming and fun to be with.The horses were in fantastic condition and all felt we learned a huge amount with the Parelli style .We all adored our time with them all.


African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa

African Explorer

4 star rating   24 August 2018

Heather who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. African explorer | It did and the riding was wonderful! However I felt the description of my riding ability provided to the stables in Africa was a little outdated.


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   23 August 2018

Barbara who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Portugal - Monte Velho | Beautiful horses showing off rider's mistakes and rewarding any improvements made. Possibility of mixing trails and lessons gave me the ability to enjoy every minute spent in the saddle.


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   22 August 2018

Georg (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Thrilling riding vacation at the Okavango delta | The horses were in an impressive condition. It was an unforgettable experience to canter through the water next to wild animals like giraffes and zebras. Some of the horses needed a stronger hand to control during canter.


Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon

5 star rating   21 August 2018

Androids who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Horizon, South Africa | We were a family of four ranging from 8 to 48 and riding ability from 6 months to over 40 years. The team at Horizon did a great job of making a holiday work for everyone. The horses were well matched to the ability of the riders with no one either being pushed out of their comfort zone, or feeling their horse was not forward enough for them. What really worked was the option to also do other activities, polocrosse; cross country; western games and jumping. This broke up the day and gave the opportunity for everyone to learn something. On one ride the more experienced of us went for a fast / long ride but on the whole we stayed in the same group to ride - but it really worked as a family as they just adjusted the pace for us and so we were able to ride together most of the time. The horses have a nice life living out in the Bush and all seemed very happy in their herd and were certainly long lived - with my daughter riding a 30 year old pony for much of the time! The guides were superb and listened, and tried to accommodate what everyone wanted to do, supported by a great team of back up guides / volunteers. We rode different trails every day and were never bored with the odd jumping lane or short course to add interest. I can also really recommend the trip to Camp Davidson for at least a couple of night, which was a longer ride and a fantastic experience for us all

We all really had a blast.


El Bronco - Hungary

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   19 August 2018

Febe (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) El bronco | Excellent


Tsylos Lodge - British Columbia

Lodge Horseback Riding

4 star rating   19 August 2018

David who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Very nice, but with a note | While the riding, per se, was good, the horse quality as mixed. With a few of the horses we were supposed to ride, we (the riders) discovered physical problems that should have meant the horse not be ridden. In some cases, that was the course of action, but in other cases it wasn't due to limited number of horses available. I discovered a problem with the back of my first horse and was given a replacement (a much slower horse). Because the replacement horse coughed considerably during the first day, I was moved to another one (a large Fresian that was lovely but very slow.

In Marco's horse, there was a clear issue with its belly and it would react aggressively when tightening the girth--biting and kicking. But because there were no other horses, he was forced to ride it for the entire time. The problem became increasingly worse. While the horse did behave properly once saddled, it was clear there was something going on that the horse guides acknowledged was not normal. There were other examples of people who were on horses that didn't really suit them, but due to the limited options of horses, changing was not possible.


Estancia Los Potreros - Argentina

Estancia Los Potreros

5 star rating   19 August 2018

Lucy Cushion who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Pure Heaven | The riding met my expectations and more. I rode eight different horses over the ten rides I completed over the seven days. These included both Pasos, Criollos and polo horses. It was fantastic! We rode out across the beautiful landscape, helped herd the cattle and 'holiday' horses and even got to play polo. It was quality riding for a good portion of the day. These being mixed up with full-day picnic rides to half day treks or 'jobs' with a trip back to the Estancia in between.


Ratekjokk Trail - Sweden

Ratekjokk Trail

5 star rating   18 August 2018

Asta (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Sweden - Ratekjokk Trail | Excellent


Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Crystalline Waters of Gredos

5 star rating   18 August 2018

Lone who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Spain - Crystaline water of the Gredos | I had probably expected more canters from home, but we climbed and rode for many hours, 100km in five days, mostly in step in an overwhelming nature


Highland Expeditions - Iceland

Kjölur - North to South

5 star rating   18 August 2018

Len who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Exilarating experience | Much of the riding was at the tolt, which takes some getting use to. We changed horses at least once a day, so we had the chance to experience how different these Icelandic horses are to ride. Towards the end of the holiday we had all mastered this pace and developed a new riding style. These horses are incredibly sure footed, you could never tackle such terrain on any other breed, and so we were able to ride in some incredible places. After just one day of settling in to the pace, we rode with the herd. That has to be one of the best riding experiences you can have, and these little horses feel so safe that you can really relax an enjoy being part of a fast moving herd ranging over a completely open wild landscape - Brilliant!


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

4 star rating   18 August 2018

Ali who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Transylvania trail ride | Lots of fast long canters and gallops.


Transylvania Trail - Romania

Transylvania Trail

4 star rating   18 August 2018

Sandy who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Romania-Carpathia-Transylvania Trail | Good or Very Good


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   17 August 2018

Charlie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Monte Velho | Superb horses trained to a high level. Instructors that wanted you to do well- my riding improved over the week whilst having fun. Horses looked after to a top class standard

Only improvement would be to have a individual, fitted saddle for each horse as some were not quite right (I am a saddler in the UK).


Sierra Nevada - Spain

Buena Vista

5 star rating   16 August 2018

Minty who has been on 10 In The Saddle rides. Sierra Nevada : Buena Vista | Yes. It was an excellent trip with long days spent riding in the Sierra Nevada. The horses were able to negotiate very difficult terrain - climbing over rocks and walking calmly down slippery hillsides. The horses are extremely well cared for and schooled. There was a significant amout of getting on and off and the horses allowed you to do this easily.


Pyrenean Adventures - Spain

Fresh & Saltwater Trail

5 star rating   12 August 2018

Charlotte (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing adventure | Amazing views


Provence Trails - France

Perched Villages

5 star rating   11 August 2018

Luca (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Perched villages | The guide, Didier, was so nice and cool. Had a great time with the group. One day we got caught up in heavy rain and I enjoyed riding in those conditions. Do it and you will not be disappointed. Horses were great and well trained.


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