Tsylos Lodge - British Columbia

Lodge Horseback Riding

5 star rating   8 September 2019

Tess who has been on 15 In The Saddle rides. Breathtaking Canadian wilderness with excellent Western riding | We have ridden Western before, but this was the first time we'd been taught how to tack up our own horses in Western kit - and permitted to do the catching and turnout - very welcome. The riding was a mix of terrain with lots of hills and twisty trails and plenty of faster work as the week went on.
Lovely horses - lots of character, super to handle and comfortable to ride.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

A very small, committed and brilliant staff - food was particularly plentiful and an unexpectedly high standard. Accommodation was very nice: warm and comfortable (the nights were chilly) with plenty of space and storage.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

We went very well prepared for rain and cold (early September) and it was baking hot and dry so we ran out of tshirts!
suspect we were just lucky!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Nope - all to your usual standard

Do you have any other feedback for us?

This was tougher Western riding than we have done before with a few long fast twisty canters (5 minutes). Living near London, we hack a lot at home but rarely have the chance to go for that long. Also we usually walk down hill whereas the Canadians cantered downhill quite a lot - that was good experience but took a bit of getting used to!

Also, if you really don't like heights, there were a few moments where you needed to close your eyes and trust your horse!