Horseback riding is one of those romantic activities that is nearly indescribable. The experience of riding atop a majestic steed while exploring a beautiful, exotic locale like Fort Walton Beach—home to miles of sugar white sands alongside wooded forests—is a unique opportunity for fun, excitement, and adventure during your vacation in Fort Walton Beach. For more information on how you can enjoy Fort Walton Beach horseback riding for yourself during your vacation, read on below!
A Fun and Romantic Activity in Fort Walton Beach
Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding area are home to several notable stables specializing in horseback riding trail rides and lessons.
The Equestrian Center in Fort Walton Beach employs over 45 years of experience to bring you and your guests lessons for everyone from beginning to advanced riders, as well as birthday parties and more.
Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides offers horseback riding Fort Walton Beach trail rides within the state forest, over the course of 14,000 acres. Guided 1 hour tours are offered daily all year long, and large groups can be accommodated (though a maximum of 12 riders are allowed on each tour).
Finally, in the nearby town of Miramar, Western Pleasure Riding Stable offers riding lessons and nature trail rides.
What to Know Before You Enjoy Horseback Riding in Fort Walton Beach
If you’re new to horseback riding in Fort Walton Beach but want to give it a shot anyway, you may feel more comfortable with riding after receiving a lesson or two. Oftentimes, the trail rides offered by stables like those listed above come with a brief lesson on the basics of riding and an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the horse you’ll be riding. However, if you wish for additional instruction outside of that lesson, places like Arnett’s Gulfside Farm and Stables offer private and group lessons. Lessons range from $40 – $70 per lesson on average, with discounts often available for multi lesson packages.
Additionally, you’ll want to dress appropriately for your trail ride. Wear long pants or jeans, thick enough so they won’t be pinched by stirrup straps, as well as a fitted shirt or t-shirt, boots or closed toe shoes with at least a half inch heel, and an equestrian helmet (often provided by the stable if you do not have your own). Bike helmets will not provide proper protection.
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