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Horseback Riding in Aruba


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Has anyone tried it? Which trip do you recommend - and did you do it through the ship or on your own. I've seen several options - some that include beach time and some that visit some of the popular sites (e.g., Natural Bridge, Natural Pool).

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Just got back today!Was in Aruba on Monday! Went on horseback with my husband, 7 yr old and beleive it or not 4 yr old! WE tried rancho notorious- it was really great- my daughter takes riding lessons weekly and had to ride on the cruise.FIrst , the people are really nice we hacnt made reservations and they squeezed us in. It is a 2 hour ride. They start off in the desert side , go through beautiful cactus and some residential streets and then past some hotels along the street and eventually along the beach. they said the horses may go in the water but they didnt- it was too rocky and I have a feeling they knew that which I didnt like. THe tour guides were freindly and very helpful to the little ones. My 4 yr old rode with me on the same saddle and I coulcnt believe she lasted that long- she still says it was her best time on the cruise. It was very hot and they stopped for a schort 10 minuet break in the shade and had ice cups and coke- which wasnt great for our kids who dont drink soda so bring water or juice if you arent soda folks.The stop was along the beautiful beach in aruba and the kids had fun getting ther feet wet and cooling off a bit. they turn around and go back the same way, on the way back we saw a small herd of wild goats.I must say these horsees are beautiful and very well cared for my daughtrer was thrilled to ride a peruvian paso- a little thing barely horse size- they dont measure in hands there- which was interesting. Hope this helps.:p

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I went horseback riding my last time in Aruba, it was fantastic, and a great way to get to see the natural pool ... it's difficult to get to by. If you enjoy horseback riding, or even want to try it for the first time, this is a great way to do it ... and the horses are so used to their routines they are not a problem for less experienced riders. Have fun!!

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ranchos nootirious was awesome! at first my hubby was bummed out because I just HAD to ride a horse along the beach. (it was a dream of mine all my life) :o In the end.....he enjoyed it more than I did I think. It was AWESOME! A must do. We had never rode before so it was a little scarey at first but once we got the swing of things....it was the highlight of our vacation!! :D

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