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March 10th, 2007, 02:28 AM
Just wondering if anyone has done the horseriding trail in Vila? My friend I'm going with wants to - she's experienced. But I'm a little afraid of horses and am not real keen. :o
March 10th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Oh, my partner and I did this a couple of weeks ago, and it was GREAT! :D
There were a lot of people saying how scared they were, but the horses there were so docile, everyone said they enjoyed it afterwards!
The ride is mostly flat, but there are some steep inclines, especially in one part, but as one of the guides said, the horses do the trail once a day, so they know what to do. Just sit back and let them pick their way up the hill.
My horse wanted to stop and eat a lot, and also wanted to bite my boyfriend's horse's butt a lot, but besides that they are really well-behaved horses compared to some I've ridden in the past! :rolleyes:
I would recommend this to anyone...:)
March 10th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Thanks so much for that - now I'll definetly go!
March 10th, 2007, 06:50 AM
My wife and our son did this in Feb and had the same fantastic experience as saf - including their horse biting another :) . Thoroughly recommended. My daughter and I did the Cascades Waterfall Abseiling which also was a great experience.
March 13th, 2007, 04:26 AM
Thankyou all for your replies.
I feel I don't get that many replies when I pose a question and some people get loads!! LOL ah well... must have boring questions. :o
Anyway, just wanting to know what you do with your personal belongings when riding the horse. Do you just carry it with you or do they have a safe place? I know sounds trivial but would like to know. :o
I might try the cascade waterfalls as well. Sounds beautiful! :)
March 13th, 2007, 06:29 AM
With the Abseil Cascades Waterfall trip the tour operator (who is an Aussie by the way) locks his van with any gear inside. He also has a locked safe inside his van for things like purses and wallets. Not sure on the Horse Riding - my son doesn't remember.....
March 13th, 2007, 06:32 AM
I feel I don't get that many replies when I pose a question and some people get loads!! LOL ah well... must have boring questions. Liz
Liz, I think if you ask a fairly general question then you will get loads of responses, but if you ask a very specific question (like you have) then you will only get a reply from the very few that have experienced what you want to know. There is no such thing as a boring question :) Please keep asking.
March 13th, 2007, 06:36 AM
I agree with Ransome's observations. I'm sure it is nothing personal. What you will find also is that the threads that have a lot of posts more often than not have actually been hijacked (don't get me wrong I don't think this is a bad thing!) with comments that have nothing to do with the original topic!!
March 13th, 2007, 05:13 PM
With the horseriding they tell you that you can take a camera and maybe a small bum-bag or something, but everything gets left behind the counter.
One guy on our trip was making a big deal about leaving his bag behind, as it contained valuables, etc. The man running the place just said to him "Mate, there's nothing in your bag that's worth me losing P&O over, so I assure you, everything will be safe."
I guess just make sure you only take what you really need?
March 14th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Hehe, I shouldn't have taken the threads so personal. :D But guess what!!? I got heaps of replies by complaining I didn't get replies! Nice to feel loved LOL! ;)
Anyway, thanks for the answers I feel better now that I know I can put my bag somewhere. Just worried about passport that's all.
Chat again Liz - look down at my counter - not long now!!!!!!!