Have you ever dreamt of riding a powerful and beautiful Friesian stallion down the beach, with the waves crashing alongside you and his mane flying? Then this is the ride for you!
All of the horses are Friesian stallions of different ages and educational levels. They are well schooled, with the soft temperament and characteristic movements that are typical of the breed.
Your holiday starts with dressage lessons in the arena so that you can learn how to ride these magnificent horses. You must already be a confident and capable rider, but the powerful movements can take a bit of getting used to! Your instructor is local and teaches in Spanish, however, the classes are simultaneously translated so that you understand everything he tells you.
The dressage lessons are fun and aimed at elementary/medium level, including shoulder-in, transitions and plenty of canter work. The aim is to improve your general riding skills and to enjoy the energy and positivity of the Friesian horse. Group sizes are 3-5 riders and you are free to watch other lessons when you aren't riding.
After a couple of days of lessons, you transfer the horses to the beach and get to experience the freedom and exhilaration of cantering along the sands and through the surf as a group. This day is the highlight for most people!
During your stay you will be involved in all preparations with your allocated horse, including grooming, tacking up, loading for the transfer to the beach, washing off etc. It's a fully immersive experience with these stunning and sociable stallions.
In order to support and develop your riding, daily yoga classes are offered. You will be able to work on your breathing, strength, mobility and balance. The teacher is an experienced rider who, through yoga, will help you understand how your position in the saddle can be more efficient and avoid injuries.
Please note that all riders who book this tour will be asked to submit a short video clip of you riding on the flat in an arena - this helps the instructors to allocate you the correct horse before you arrive. Once you've confirmed your place on the ride your hosts will contact you directly by WhatsApp to request the video.