Do I need any experience to ride?
All of the horses at Two-Bit Stable are professionally trained and beginner friendly. Most of our riders have little or no riding experience. The horses know their jobs well and always enjoy taking first time riders. Also, the rides are walk only due to the county guidelines so its more relaxing than adventerous.
How many horses are in a group?
We can take up to six "rental" horses along with a guide.
What should I bring?
It is always a good idea to bring sunblock, bug spray (just in case) and water.
What Shoud I wear?
Really you can wear whatever is comfortable for you. We do recommend closed-toe-shoes but if all you have are sandals that's perfectly fine also.
Can we run the horses?
No. Under no circumstances may the horses be ran on the beach. Not only is it dangerous but it is against the county regulations. There is a $500 fine per rider for anyone caught trotting, cantering or running on the beach.
Can I ride double?
As long as the double rider is under five years old and can fit comfortably in the saddle with an adult they can ride double. It is an additional $15.
Can children under 6 years old ride their own horse?
Yes they may. Usually though riders under six have had lessons or own their own horses at home.
Do I need reservations?
Yes, reservations are required. We trailer the horses down to the beach so we need to know when to be there and how many horses to bring. Making reservations before you arrive or as soon as you get here is strongly suggested due to availablity and weather conditions. Many, many times during the busy months visitors call last minute and our schedule is already full. On occasion we do have a cancellation and can fit a group in last minute. We also do take names on a "cancellation list" in case we have an opening.
What if the weather is bad?
If we end up having poor weather during the time you are scheduled to ride we will either wait it out or try very hard to reschedule. A lot of times it is just a passing shower and we can still get out on the beach... just a few minutes behind schedule. Also, if you have reservations PLAN ON COMING unless we call you. We will ALWAYS let you know if we will need to cancel due to bad weather. If you don't hear from us then you should still plan on being there for your ride.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 24 hour minimum notice for any cancellations, even if it is just one rider. We do this because we need to know how many horses to bring and sometimes we add an extra horse in the trailer just for your ride. Also, we often have to turn guests down due to being booked already so if we have a chance to fill your spot we need time to do it. Rides cancelled less than 24 hours in advance or "no shows" will be charged full price plus 5% on their credit card on file.
Is there a guide?
We always send out an experienced friendly guide with our groups.
Can we take pictures?
Yes, we invite you to take as many pictures as you would like. The guide will also do pictures for you when you get to the turn around point.
Are the horses healthy?
We pride ourselves on having healthy happy horses. Happy horses make happy beach rides :o)
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