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Seahorses on Magnetic Island - North QLD

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For over 30 years Horseshoe Bay Ranch (originially Bluey’s) has provided travellers from all over the world with the truly magical experience of swimming with their horse in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, Horseshoe Bay.
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We even spotted a couple of koalas along the way
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Imagine yourself trekking on horseback through native Australian bushland
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and arriving at a pristine beach.
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Now unsaddle your horse and experience the sensation of riding them bareback into the ocean.
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Remembering to hold on tightly, as it's a different experience to riding with a saddle
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Especially when the waves wash against you as you get deeper.
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All the horses were well-schooled and calm-natured.
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But more than that, they all loved going in the water - what a treat on a hot sunny day.
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Not something that was on my bucket list, but definitely should have been!
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What an incredible experience.
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Posted by charlystyles 13:50 Archived in Australia Tagged magnetic_island horse_riding beach_riding horseshoe_bay_ranch Comments (0)

Horse Riding in The Hills - WA

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With a lot of thanks to Jo for roping me into my first riding lesson in over 15 years!
This is Jo with Sally
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Although the stables seemed a little un-organised, and you were left to find your own horse, I was looking for 'Tom'
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and then put the tack on, once I'd had everything checked, to be sure I'd done it right, we headed out into the ring for an hour or instruction!
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Let's just say, standing trot is harder than it looks, and I was aching for days!
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However, we went for a little ride through the bush to cool down afterwards.
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Posted by charlystyles 13:35 Archived in Australia Tagged horse_riding Comments (0)

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