Ride & Swim

Exploring Bonaire’s countryside from the back of a horse is a great way to discover a side of the island that you will never experience from the main roads! The wooded trails A great way to spend a day in the sun! A kiss from your horse!

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At the ocean half way of the trail ride, you, as well as our horses, will enjoy a cool swim in the quiet, shallow waters of Lac Cai.

lac caiLac Cai where we swim!

In fact, if you live near an ocean, lake, or pond, you might be tempted to try your own swimming program. Swim parallel to the shore just beyond the point where your horse can touch the bottom. This allows the animal to quickly reach ground should it become tired. When crossing bodies of water that require swimming, look for a solid, non-slippery area to enter and exit the water. Keep in the center of balance on the horse–if you slip backwards, you could hamper the hindquarter thrust of the swimming motion. The horse’s head should always be free to allow for proper breathing and balance in the water. Swim with your horse to cool down after the ride. Even the horses like to relax! The waters of Lac Bay are calm and shallow. Be extremely cautious about crossing water alone and avoid natural water sources during flood seasons. Finally, remember to keep swimming sessions short to prevent exhaustion. This should be a positive experience for both you and your horse–not an exhausting ordeal. Horses are natural swimmers, although they can become more confident in their abilities if they are gradually acclimated to the water. The Trail is 3,5 hours and the cost are 125 dollar per person. During the trip we will provide you with a bottle of water and a small snack.

Starting at 8:00 AM (if you are a cruise ship tourist we pick you up at 8.00 at the dock of your ship and take you to the ranch)

For the well being of our horses we do have a weight limit: 200 lbs/ 95 kg.

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Ride @ Swim