You’ve seen it in fairytales, soap operas and romantic comedies.
Long romantic walks on the beach.
It’s a scenario that’s been played out countless times in movies yet you STILL want to try it.
But what could possibly make it more romantic and picturesque? The answer: riding your favorite horse along the breezy beaches and pristine blue waters of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.
Combining your love for cheesy rom-coms and undeniable affinity for animals is like putting your favorite icecream flavor and tv show together. It’s simply a recipe for a darn good time. That being said, if you’re having qualms about riding a horse, believe us when we say that this is a very calm controlled ride. The directions on how to lead your horse are clear and concise, and the staff are as supportive and knowledgeable as ever. Most of all, they are passionate about what they do and are keen on providing everybody with a fantastic experience whether you’ve ridden Sea Biscuit to a championship or are simply first time rider.
With Provo Ponies, you’ll begin with a short introduction of how to guide the horses. After some quick instructions and you’ll be off! As you get matched with a horse, the trainers will mention the individual personality of your horse to you, for example, if they prefer to be in the front or back of the line.
Once you are on your horse, the journey begins! You’ll soon be getting a feel for your horse and realize how often they want to eat shrubs along the side of the road. If you’re slightly nervous at first, that’s totally normal. As the minutes go back you’ll begin to get the hang of it. Remember! The horses can feel your energy and whether you’re jerky, nervous or confident. The more confident you feel, the more trusting they’ll be.
About 15 minutes in you’ll finally arrive past the road and onto the beautiful sandy beaches make up the stunning island of Providenciales. A comforting breeze in your face, the Vitamin D on your skin and the connection of you and your horse taking step by step together towards the pristine turquoise waters.
Here comes the fun part! The horses will slowly venture into the ocean water until it reaches your thighs. Thankfully, these horses love it. Be sure to have your phones in your strap on pockets over your chest! Back and forth you’ll go as you take in the breathtaking scenery and feel of the ocean water on your legs.
As you all explore the ocean shore together, the staff will be providing you with as many photos as you want. Especially if you’re too afraid to take out your phone near the water, they’ll be more than happy to take a multitude of photos at every possible angle. Seriously, they are practically acrobats on these horses and have the amazing ability to move confidently while carrying an iPhone just a few inches from the water.
When the journey is over, you’ll return back to your stable and get off your trotting partner with a now noticeable stretch in your hip flexors. It’s time to say goodbye to your horse, and look at the photos!
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