My boyfriend and I are taking a trip to Aruba in 2 weeks, and we would love to go horseback riding. I've been doing research online, and am a bit overwhelmed with all the options. So I'm hoping I can get some suggestions to help narrow down which place to go with. I'm such a horse lover I may try to convince my boyfriend to go two or three times with me lol.
My dream has always been to gallop on a beach... as close to the water as possible. I know a lot of the places offer beach rides, but going at a pace faster than a walk on the beach would be nice. I took riding lessons for five years, and if we only walk or trot I'd be disappointed.
Its also important to me that the horses be healthy, if I get there and they look malnourished, I won't want to go there.
So basically, I'm looking for somewhere we can ride along the beach, with lots of cantering or galloping with healthy horses. We are both experienced riders, and can do either English or Western.
Any suggestions for places (and if they have multiple trails which one to pick)?
Are private tours worth the extra money?
Should we start booking ASAP?