Reviews
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Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   1 July 2017

Excellent


Castellare di Tonda - Italy
Experience Level

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   1 July 2017

Horses very responsive and well schooled. It took a short while to get used to Western riding as apposed to english but enjoyed the experience.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Atlantis Ride

4 star rating   1 July 2017

Good or Very Good


Golden Circle - Iceland
Experience Level

Golden Circle

5 star rating   1 July 2017

The riding was a lot faster than I expected, there was virtually no walk but mostly tolt and gallop when needed to keep up with the herd - that was great and better than I hoped for and I felt throughout that we would have slowed down had the group required it.


Maasai Mara - Kenya
Experience Level

Maasai Mara

5 star rating   30 June 2017

The most exceptional safaris horses, from a seasoned safari veteran. We could tell all horses were much loved members of the family with their own unique characters. Sure footed on the occasionally rough terrain, good at picking their way through the savannah at speed while missing holes and thorn bushes. All guests were perfectly matched to their mounts. Breathtaking scenery, fantastic game viewing, some good long canters. The tack was well maintained, bits/martingales were picked to suit each individual horses requirements, guests were offered comfy sheep skin seat savers. Overall an experience of a lifetime, and plans to repeat.


Monte Velho - Portugal
Experience Level

Monte Velho

5 star rating   29 June 2017

Fantastische plaats, top paarden en trainers!

(Fantastic place, top horses and trainers!)


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Camp Safari

5 star rating   29 June 2017

The saddles were incredibly comfortable and Gerti and Phillip have done an excellent job training their horses. Each horse I rode was brave and comfortable!


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Camp Safari

5 star rating   29 June 2017

This is mostly walking interspersed with fast gallops. You definitely have to bring your A game to ride with the wild animals!


Wait A Little - South Africa
Experience Level

Camp Safari

5 star rating   29 June 2017

Absolutely beautiful riding and animal sightings. I was extremely impressed by the training of the horses at the sightings. We got closer to the animals than I expected.


Macatoo - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   28 June 2017

The riding is fantastic at Macatoo. The horses were excellent quality, very well cared for and all the ones I rode were well suited to me. I rode a grey Arab cross that was powerful and fast without being strong and he was a joy to ride. I also rode several other horses who were lovely as well. The riding is super fun with lots of splashy canters and twisting and turning through the bush. It was incredible to get so close to the animals who were amazingly relaxed with the horses. Getting so close to elephants is something I will never forget!


Snæfellsnes - Iceland
Experience Level

Snæfellsnes Beach and Mountain Ride

5 star rating   28 June 2017

Riding was exciting but safe. What more could you want.


The Great Trek - Kyrgyzstan
Experience Level

Secret 1

5 star rating   28 June 2017

Excellent


Kujwana - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 June 2017

Good variety of horses & tack, and a small group of riders. All horses seemed well looked after and were up to the job. Hosts are happy to let you swap about on horses until you find one you like (or the one you like the best). Rides were safe but not dull - lots of tracking at walk and trot and some canters with or after game and through the water. Our hosts and guides were informative, interested, looked after the group's safety appropriately and yet ensured the rides and other activities were varied in place and pace. Loads of game to see. Lots to learn and lots of fun to be had. No two days were the same - always some riding on offer (from 90 mins to 6 hours in the saddle) but also visits to another camp and one night's fly camp, mokoro rides, boat rides and picnic, day and night game drives, game walks.


Kujwana - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 June 2017

I had the privilege of riding some lovely natured horses.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

4 star rating   25 June 2017

The tack was all in good condition. The horses were essentially rescue horses from the island and whilst all well mannered, varied in quality. I rode six horses over the week and 'liked' one, Phil rode four and 'liked' one.


Kujwana - Botswana
Experience Level

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 June 2017

Riding in June, temperature was perfect during the day though cool for just the first hour.


Cape Winelands riding - South Africa
Experience Level

Cape Winelands Riding

5 star rating   25 June 2017

Excellent, fast pace riding. All the staff on the farm were extremely welcoming and friendly. I had a fabulous time.


El Bronco - Hungary
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   25 June 2017

Good mix of slower riding (walk and jog) and faster (loping). This worked well as my wife and I had different levels of confidence.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   25 June 2017

We travelled with a group of 9 riders & ALL were well matched to the horses. They were all very suitable for the type of riding we did & well cared for.


Los Alamos - Spain
Experience Level

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   25 June 2017

Fantastic riding, very forward but responsive horses, not for the faint hearted but for an experienced rider exhilarating, exceeded expectations


Rocking Z - Montana
Experience Level

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   24 June 2017

Every person on the trip was matched with a horse that suited them perfectly, they know their horses extremely well, and none of them are plods unless you wanted a horse that was like that!
All of the horses have personalities, and I loved mine! (Captain)

The rides differed every single day, we saw some fantastic views and I conquered my fear of heights. We jumped ditches, logs, and galloped for miles!


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   24 June 2017

Forward going, fit and well mannered horses able to go all day. There was plenty of fast riding but also leisurely walking through wonderful flower meadows and quiet forests with views for miles from the hills we crossed. The horses enjoyed the riding as much as we did.


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   24 June 2017

Excellent


Transylvania Trail - Romania
Experience Level

Transylvania Trail

5 star rating   24 June 2017

Above and beyond what I had expected, Romania is a beautiful country, wide open spaces, even the persistent rain of the first day couldn't dampen the spirits although all of us were soaked despite waterproofs. Bree the guide matched everyone excellently to the horses, the two I rode had very comfortable paces and were exceedingly fit and not even blowing after an 11 minute canter and various faster pieces of work. The 'spread out' canters were great fun and an opportunity for the horses to show their mettle - none of us were disappointed.


Atlantis and Green Island Trail - Azores
Experience Level

Green Island Trail

4 star rating   24 June 2017

Good or Very Good


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

5 star rating   24 June 2017

MARVELLOUS! If you are a capable rider who appreciates a beautiful wilderness country, fit, well schooled horses with excellent comfortable tack then this is the place for you to do one of their weeks trails. The added bonus is the wonderful family and their lovely Monika who look after you in every way......clever, confident trail guiding, impressive historical and cultural knowledge, gorgeous local food and wines....the list goes on.......
Get it booked! You won't regret it!


Snæfellsnes - Iceland
Experience Level

Snæfellsnes

5 star rating   24 June 2017

Totally met my expectations, horses were fantastic. All had wonderful temperaments. Everyone seemed to be really well matched to their horses and the guides took considerable care when matching.


Balkan Rides - Bulgaria
Experience Level

Caves, Waterfalls and Castles of Bulgaria

5 star rating   24 June 2017

The members of this family run business and those working with them are rightly proud of their horses, their country and their culture which serves to enhance the holiday experience. The quality of the horses and the excellent itinerary were complimented by the generosity of the hospitality extended to us throughout our trip.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain
Experience Level

Castles of the Gredos (long)

5 star rating   18 June 2017

The riding was varied in pace and scenery taking us through series of changing landscapes and villages where we could take in changing conditions of topography, vegetation and local village building traditions. The pace varied between walking and cantering where appropriate and with good intervals. It never got boring! The horses are all well balanced and Emilio matched me up with with a wonderful horse matching my level of experience making it a joyful ride throughout the 6 days.


Sierra De Gredos - Spain
Experience Level

Castles of the Gredos (long)

5 star rating   18 June 2017

This ride was terrific- I traveled solo to Spain and met amazing new friends on this ride.

I have been on many rides prior to this one and this ride certainly ranked at the top. The horses were well-mannered and took care of their riders. The terrain we rode on was different every day and the scenery never got boring. We spent long days in the saddle (sometimes up to 7 hours) which was refreshing, since I was used to trips where only 3-5 hours a day were spent riding. When you go on a horse trip, the point it to ride! Well, that's what you definitely get with this trip.

We did plenty of cantering and not once did I ever feel like the ride was too "slow" - in fact, I would have felt bad for the horses if we made them canter more than they did - I feel like it was a perfect amount of cantering for both horse and rider! Whereas other trips I had been on had several short spurts of canters and gallops, this ride had longer canters where it didn't seem like a race between the horses. Usually, when the terrain allowed for a safe canter, we cantered. In many areas, the terrain did not allow for this and so we enjoyed walking and taking everything in! Truly, one of more enjoyable canters I have yet to experience on a horse trip.

Emilio was a terrific guide - he took amazing care of his horses and you can tell he really loved them. They were all well fed and in great riding shape. Emilio knew the terrain and the route very well and would point out interesting facts along the way. Since 7 hours is a lot of time for anyone one person take the podium talking, we enjoyed our days of bantering and laughing together along the ride while Emilio led the way.

Mamen was wonderful - she greeted us every morning with her lovely smile and contagious laugh - she seemed to never tire as she kept us well fed with her delicious meals throughout the day. She really seemed to be so happy with being around us and had so many great stories to share. It was a pleasure being around her and sharing meals with both her and Emilio.

If you are looking for a ride where you can experience the best that rural Spain can offer and visit countless small towns, stay in cozy and clean Inns, and share meals, stories and experiences with amazing hosts, this is the ride for you! I'd repeat it in a heartbeat!


Essaouira Coastal Trail - Morocco
Experience Level

Essaouira Coastal Trail

5 star rating   18 June 2017

The horses were in very good condition considering the lack of grazing and were obviously cared for very well. The guides knew the individual horses very well and could pair them with suitable riders. The tack was old but clean and comfortable. I would have preferred less walking but the terrain was difficult in parts, although some trotting would have been possible. However the great canters and gallops on the beaches made up for this slight complaint.


Essaouira Coastal Trail - Morocco
Experience Level

Essaouira Coastal Trail

5 star rating   18 June 2017

Definitely met requirements.


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