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Ant's Lodges - South Africa

Ant's Nest

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Grandpa who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. South Africa- Ants Lodges | We were a family group with ages ranging from 6 to 75+ and with riding experience ranging from beginner to very experienced. The rides were divided into groups based on experience or inclination and there were also opportunities to divide rides if some riders wanted a faster or slower pace. In other words there was total flexibility and the guides were very experienced and attentive. There are a large number of horses and ponies available and great trouble was taken in matching riders with suitable mounts. Game viewing is exceptionally good and often time is spent quietly watching a wide variety of animals including Rhino and Giraffe. Equally there are many opportunities for fast canters and gallops on long sandy tracks.


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Gelaino who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | The hosts are brilliant. The riding is great, especially for good riders. Plenty of time to chill out, enjoy and take in the day's riding. So far so good, please keep it to competent riders and not beginners please. Thank you all at In the Saddle for all your help, patience and advice over the years.


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

4 star rating   29 December 2018

Pippa who has been on 22 In The Saddle rides. Overall good | I am suffering from a hip problem which is made worse when riding narrow horses. Unfortunately the "chunkier" ones like Sarita and India were being used by less experienced riders. I had the lovely Sancho for a few days but he then injured himself in the paddock . So I had Shukran - who I adore. But he is very narrow and caused my hip pain to worsen which meant I couldn't actually ride on Christmas day and had to finish at lunchtime another day. They need another Sarita type please


Los Alamos - Spain

Christmas Week

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Selma who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Los Alamos | Excellent


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   29 December 2018

Nom79 who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Cape Winelands | Great fun horses, stunning scenery and a great team to look after us - will definitely be going back!


Estancias Ride - Chile

Estancias Ride

5 star rating   28 December 2018

Nicole who has been on 24 In The Saddle rides. Chile - Estancias | It is difficult to give a single rating regarding the horses given that we ride different horses (from the different estancias/gauchos) during the ride. My last horse at Cerro Guido (Zorzal) was wonderful, and luckily I had him for the last 3 days. My horse at Tercera Barranca was good too - I would easily have done another day on him. The horses the first day were ok but not the greatest ever. The horses for the 3 days around Serrano were not the most enjoyable to ride; a few were better than others, but generally they were all extremely hard to move. The good thing is that they are totally bomb proof, but having to push and hit to move for 3 days was not the most enjoyable riding.

The riding was great. Good mix of paces, great trails, varied terrain.

The tack was great with all horses and Vicky's added tack was wonderful - great saddlebags, waterproof bag (which we didn't actually need since it didn't rain!), full length chaps for those who wanted. I was glad for my laces that I had brought with me, to tie my jacket at the back of the saddle.


Kujwana - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 December 2018

Botswana who has been on 16 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic | Excellent


Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   22 December 2018

Emerald (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Dressage at Monte Velho, Portugal | Absolutely outstanding. This is my second trip to Monte Vehlo and, again, it surpassed expectations.
The horses are beautifully schooled to the highest of standards and the instructors top notch. It is very rare to find somewhere where one can ride horses of this quality. All my lessons were brilliant and by the end of the week i had done half-passes, passage and piaffe on my favourite horse Regalo. Will be going back again and again i hope.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   20 December 2018

Wanda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Cape Winelands Riding | Excellent


Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   18 December 2018

Linda P who has been on 20 In The Saddle rides. Botswana Macatoo | All expectations met. As usual Mod matched us to our horses really well. I had Zorba and Blue who were comfortable and forward going with good brakes - also brave with the game. We cantered with giraffes and zebra and also, memorably, with hyenas! Not much water around (we were there in December) so not much chance for water canters. However, the lack of water meant we could travel further afield. We asked for, and got, trail saddles which we prefer for this type of riding. They were comfortable.


Wait A Little - South Africa

Big Five Safari

5 star rating   15 December 2018

Hanshe who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Wait A Little Big Five | The horses were immaculate from care, tack, living conditions to behavior and suitability for what was required of them.


Horizon Horseback - South Africa

Camp Davidson

5 star rating   11 December 2018

Anya who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Horizon | With a choice of 90 horses they managed to get it spot on. Rides were split according to capabilities, only once were we held back by a nervous riders, however this is because they were quiet and there was no one else for her to ride with. Good fast paced canters when possible, swimming and game viewing. Some people were given different horses every ride and were satisfied with all of them and others (us included) only rode two different ones throughout the stay which I preferred as get attached very quickly.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   11 December 2018

Linda P who has been on 20 In The Saddle rides. South Africa - Cape Winelands Riding | Nice horses, clearly well loved and cared for. We had Texas, Tallahassee and Chenook - all great. Riding is mostly through vineyards, fields and fruit orchards, perfect tracks for cantering. Nice comfortable trail saddles. Only down side was the walk by the side of a busy road for a few hundred yards. The road needs to be crossed to get to the vineyards, crossing is not a problem but it would be good if you could come out on one side and cross immediately without having to walk beside it. Our guide, Ellen was knowledgeable and good company - also knows her wines!


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