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shpfarmfresh
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Any places to ride on the beach or stables available that have lesson plans or boarding? I was tyring to research through like the yellow page but didn't get anywhere. My computer was like what????? Thanks. Sue in IL

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Topic starter Posted : October 26, 2012 10:45 pm
Linda J
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Which island? If STX, riding on the beach is definitely possible.

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Posted : October 26, 2012 10:46 pm
shpfarmfresh
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more than likely st thomas i would think there would be a place since I know a lot of tourisits have that on their list of it would be fun to do. Sue

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Topic starter Posted : October 27, 2012 12:12 am
sheiba
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Riding on the beach in St Croix allowed on non turtle nesting beaches but even that doesn't stop people. More popular is riding (swimming) in the water...supposedly good for horses coats.....a beautiful sight....first time I have ever seen horses swimming is when I moved here. Horses are a somewhat common sight on St Croix, especially out west.
There are a couple of stables on the island but I think most horses are sorta just tied up in a yard

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Posted : October 27, 2012 3:09 am
Ronnie
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St John has Carolina Corral

http://carolinacorral.vi/

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Posted : October 27, 2012 4:13 am
OldTart
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None on STT and I don't believe the STJ rides take in the beach, only land trails.

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Posted : October 27, 2012 10:29 am
Future Islander
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There is a stable just accross the road (and up the hill) from Smith Bay Park (Lindquist Beach) that offers 2 hour rides and I've seen them on the beach adjacent to Lindquist.

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Posted : October 27, 2012 12:20 pm
Alana33
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There are stables down on Dorothea Bay.
There used to be stables on the Magens Bay road.
Don't know if there still are.
Can't say I have seen horses on the beaches here.
I think that's probably more a Dominican Republic thing.

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Posted : October 27, 2012 1:57 pm
OldTart
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Stable at Dorothea is private; riding stable at Magens (it was on the STT Dairy property) long gone and was arena lessons only, no trail riding.

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Posted : October 27, 2012 2:26 pm
shpfarmfresh
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There is nothing that can compare to swimming horses the connection is amazing. Swimming is one of the best forms of low impact exercise they can get too. May have to change islands......LOL! Sue in IL

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Topic starter Posted : October 27, 2012 4:38 pm
sheiba
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The horses seem to really enjoy it. They are definitely not forced into the water.
If you are a horse person. Seriously may want to reconsider islands.

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Posted : October 27, 2012 6:57 pm
nenn01
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Cowboy Steve on the North Shore in STX
340-513-4873

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Posted : November 3, 2012 8:56 pm
Alana33
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Yrs. ago, horse owners would take theirs to swim nearby the old Yacht Haven off the intersection behind the tennis courts but no longer.
Haven't seen that in rolling yrs. but there is also much more traffic these days and since that whole apron was dredged.

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Posted : November 3, 2012 11:27 pm
AirDan
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I will jump in here and ask about people and places to do this on STX as well. My wife rides and would like to ride on the beach when we come back down next month.

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Posted : November 5, 2012 5:48 am
Alana33
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Aren't there a couple of stables on STX that offer riding?
You might be able to contact them for info.

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Posted : November 5, 2012 12:35 pm
sheiba
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Paul and Jills on west end , Fredericksted offers hourly horseback riding tours, includes the rainforest and beach.

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Posted : November 5, 2012 7:44 pm
Linda J
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Steven, mentioned above, is also STX.

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Posted : November 5, 2012 9:03 pm
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