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Horse Riding In Kissimmee

In amongst all the hullabaloo that is Disney and the numerous full on activities of the surrounding areas, there is one that will return you to a gentler, more sedate pace of life ~ horse riding (or horseback riding as our American cousins like to call it).

Whilst a certain level of skill is required to enable you to take part in the riding the trails, it is for the most part a relaxing and laid back way to spend an hour or so, clip clopping along, man (or woman) and beast in perfect harmony.

Although Disney offers horseback riding as one of it’s many outdoor activities from the Wilderness Lodge hotel and resort, it does feel a little sterile and pedestrian, and whilst the horses themselves are fine and obviously well cared for, and the cast members extremely pleasant and knowledgeable, I came away feeling that there was something missing.

Not so however, with a ride organised at Horse World, located 12 miles south of H’way 192, at 3705 Poinciana Boulevard. With over 750 acres of stunning sandy trails and an abundance of Florida wildlife to view en route, this to me is what riding is all about.

This is, to all intents and purposes, a working stables and gives you a much better insight into the care and well being of all the animals. In fact, with additional activities laid on for the kids, such as basketball, volleyball and even a traditional horseshoe game, the fun doesn’t have to end when your ride is over.

Horse World accommodates all standards of riders, from beginners to experienced, and offers lessons as well as three levels of trail riding :

The Nature Trail Ride lasts approximately 45 ~ 50 minutes, and is basically a slow walk on horseback through the lush Florida countryside. Suitable for any level of rider, minimum age 6 years (unless accompanied by a parent), it helps to promote confidence on horseback and is designed to be as non challenging as possible.

The Intermediate Trail Ride steps things up a few notches, and at approximately 1 hour in length, has a minimum age requirement of 10 years. It consists of walking and trotting, and therefore some previous riding experience is required.

The Advanced Trail Ride is as you would expect for experienced riders only. Lasting 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours, it consists of walking, trotting and cantering, with the pace set by the riders themselves.

All rides are by reservation only, especially if you have an overly large party, as this gives the staff time to prepare and saddle up the horses in time for your arrival.

With adult prices ranging between $35 and $59 (plus tax) ~ there are concessions for children on the Nature Trail Ride ~ it’s a fun family activity that is well worth the money.

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