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    i have done tons of horseback riding in aruba

    i am sorry that i forgot to add that to the listing.

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    I was going to ask you for advise as it got closer, but since you mentioned it.....don't forget, I need "Tony the Pony" for the BF. He has had a couple of bad experiences in the past and is hesitant, but is doing it for me....awwwww...

    (did you put that horse on your ticker just for this question or was it always there??)

    BTW - love the questions you throw out there once in awhile such as this....they make for interesting reading and some new ideas!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i have done tons of horseback riding in aruba

    i am sorry that i forgot to add that to the listing.
    Hopefully we'll be back in Spring 2018

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    tony the pony with more whoa than go?
    let me go back in my journals and see which to recommend.
    paul usually rides a husband horse, which is a more whoa than go horse.

    yup to the horse on the ticker, he has been there.
    he and i are good friends.

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    Andrea, I am curious as to who you would recommend too. I have Gold Mine Ranch on my list.

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    Rancho Elpaso was always my favorite.
    they are no longer in business.

    i have also ridden with Gold Mine and LePonderosa

    i recommend either.

    i highly recommend that riders ride EARLY in the day.
    WEAR a helmet. yes, i mean it and if the company does not supply one, do not give them your business.
    (i have always brought my own helmet and gloves)

    i recommend too, the PRIVATE ride instead of the group tour.
    i recommend that if you have a choice of mare or gelding, take the gelding.
    mares can be mareish (AKA pms-like)

    if you bring jeans, wear them during the ride.

    you WILL sweat off at least 5 lbs, so make sure that you are well hydrated AND drink a lot after the ride as soon as you hope off!


    bring a few bunches of carrots and peppermint lifesavers to treat the horses after the ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan&Sunshine View Post
    Andrea, I am curious as to who you would recommend too. I have Gold Mine Ranch on my list.

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    Peppermint lifesavers, who knew? that is funny and interesting as a treat.

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    Thanks Andrea. Great information. BF said he was going to bring an apple to make friends, but I bet the horsey would like the peppermint lifesaver better!! I'll check out those two ranches online before we go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Rancho Elpaso was always my favorite.
    they are no longer in business.

    i have also ridden with Gold Mine and LePonderosa

    i recommend either.

    i highly recommend that riders ride EARLY in the day.
    WEAR a helmet. yes, i mean it and if the company does not supply one, do not give them your business.
    (i have always brought my own helmet and gloves)

    i recommend too, the PRIVATE ride instead of the group tour.
    i recommend that if you have a choice of mare or gelding, take the gelding.
    mares can be mareish (AKA pms-like)

    if you bring jeans, wear them during the ride.

    you WILL sweat off at least 5 lbs, so make sure that you are well hydrated AND drink a lot after the ride as soon as you hope off!


    bring a few bunches of carrots and peppermint lifesavers to treat the horses after the ride.
    Hopefully we'll be back in Spring 2018

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    If your kids want to rent a jeep and go off roading, do not sit in the back They loved riding thru water and guess where the water, sand mud landed ;-(.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiviDiviFan View Post
    On one of our first trips to Aruba we went on the ATV tour it was a lot of fun, DH drove I was his passenger. Also the Trikes-Aruba.com lots of fun once again DH driver, I his passenger. The helicopter tour was lots of fun and somehow not scary over the beautiful waters of Aruba would not do that anywhere in states.
    We are thinking about doing this when we visit in July. What company did you use?

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    Did anyone mention that submarine ride? we did it last time, was fun once you are underwater. While waiting at the surface it can rock a lot, and lot of people with green faces. I think they should provide a sick bag to everyone just in case.

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