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Plantation to Atlantic Oceanfront Ride

Listed under One Day Horse Rides in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Geographically the smaller part of the two island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the landscape of Tobago still provides a diversity to enjoy whether in its mountainous areas or along its unspoilt shoreline. While many Caribbean horse riding treks either only pass by some of the interesting historic plantations or completely focus on beach and oceanfront riding, on Tobago you can actually experience being in the midst of an existing large property or following the trails by the sea. The long established Friendship Stables is based in the midst of a 400-acre coconut plantation, which in turn is bordered by a diverse wetlands area and picturesque Canoe Bay on the southwestern area of the island.

The denser countryside gives way to the area of Canoe Bay, which is a well-landscaped oceanfront that was once the site of a large Amerindian settlement. Although a popular beach, the yellow sands here are also fine for riding treks in addition to the country lanes near the plantation and the trails along the plantation itself. Friendship Stables uses English tack, but their fourteen horses are calm, friendly and well-adapted to either the novice or advanced equestrian. They will provide a brief lesson before the start of a ride for those who have never been on horseback or children.

Written by  Hal Peat.

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