Once a necessity for travel, horseback riding is now done mostly just for the sheer pleasure. Riding on the backs of these strong, noble, patient and loyal animals is known to millions. The relaxation of moving slowly and steadily along a forest trail allows the rider to literally stop and smell the roses. The Grand Strand is, of course, only part oceanfront; the rural landscape just a few miles off the coast is perfect for enjoying Lowcountry nature. The variety of plants, birds, and mammals in the woods and fields, and along the riverside, is best enjoyed, many say, from the back of a horse. Several local equestrian businesses offer lessons, short trial rides, and even overnight adventures all with well-trained, and well cared for horses. Summer camps offer young riders a group experience they’ll never forget, and in the winter, as the law allows, you can even horseback ride on the beach, as part of a guided tour.
A New Life Ranch LLC
A New Life Ranch is home to many adorable animals, including horses! A New Life Ranch offers horseback riding lessons, trail rides, horse boarding, and even horseback riding camp!More Info
Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach
The award-winning Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach is one of the area’s finest tour and guide companies, offering rides for nearly all ages. Youngsters three to eight may ride on a buddy seat” with a parent. Children nine and up are safe to ride by themselves. Various locations include trails around a farm lake in Conway, and on the beach in Garden City Beach and Myrtle Beach. No prior experience is necessary.More Info
Just west of North Myrtle Beach, Wampee Stables offers guided horseback rides along scenic nature trails led by experienced, friendly guides, who love their jobs and who love horses. In the summer months, day camp (8 a.m. to noon) is fun for kids of all skill levels. Camps usually sell out so don’t hesitate to sign up early. Family owned and operated on farmland that goes back three generations.
Inlet Point Plantation Stables
From Intracoastal Waterway trail rides to plantation excursions to private island beach rides, Inlet Point Plantation Stables in North Myrtle Beach invites you to saddle up” for adventure! Offering just about every style of horseback riding, and even beach Pony Portraits with the kids, the qualified guides and staff have your safety and the horse’s well-being as their highest calling.More Info
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