We do not have an age limit for children. In general, children 6 years and up can ride on a horse by themselves. The guide will lead a child if s/he is not able to handle the reins. Very young children (1-4 years) can double-ride with their parents provided the total weight on one horse does not exceed 200 pounds.
Five year olds are often borderline. Whether he or she rides by herself depends on a few factors:
- is she small or stout? Both she and the parent must feel comfortable together in the saddle.
- is she self-confident, not afraid of something new, or does she cling to mama?
Our horses are very calm and easy to handle. The guide goes at the pace that the least experienced riders can handle; in this case, it would be a walk. The guide will point out places where any experienced riders in the group can ride on ahead.Back to questions list
We do not have an age limit as such. Seniors, however, should be in reasonably good physical shape. If you do not ride regularly, you will be stretching and using muscles and ligaments that you have forgotten you had. It can also happen that a person falls off his horse, and the bones of older people break easier and do not heal as quickly or as well as do those of younger people.Back to questions list
Our weight limit is 250 pounds. We do have one horse, though, that can take 280 pounds, so let us know if we need to reserve her for you.Back to questions list
Well fed, well kept, well trained.
We take great pride in our horses. Every morning, they are fed the concentrated sack feed; every afternoon they receive a truckload of freshly chopped green grass. They are plump and tick free. They have been lovingly trained, and are easy to handle.
We require a deposit of US$10 per person for all excursions. You will be sent a PayPal invoice for this deposit, which you pay online. For people who do not have a PayPal account, instructions accompany the invoice.
The balance is paid in US$ cash when on the island, as we do not accept credit cards.
Do not count on the bank machines here. The few that are here may or may not work, may or may not accept your banking card, and may or may not have money in them. Most only give Lempiras (local currency).Back to questions list
In the early stages of pregnancy (up to 12 weeks), riding is fine, although you should only ride at a walk. The faster gaits cause too much bouncing which could lead to a miscarriage. In the later stages, it is not recommended at all, because a fall, however unlikely, could cause both a miscarriage and grave hurt to the mom-to-be.
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Horseback Riding and Pregnancy
If your are pregnant and decide to ride, please make sure to tell the riding guide before starting the tour, so he keeps the ride at a walk. People wanting to ride quicker can do so in areas pointed out by the guide while he stays back at a walk with you.Back to questions list