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Exhilarating and unforgettable – places you can swim with horses

Last updated 23rd February 2018

For animal lovers, horse riding can be a memorable experience that provides a natural alternative way to explore the local area. Swimming with horses takes the experience to another level; we’ve discovered some of the world’s best stables that offer ‘swimming with horses’ sessions. (Prices are correct at the time of conversion).


1/11 ‘Being with horses’ stables, Tobago

An ethically-focused riding centre on the paradise island of Tobago, the ‘Being with horses’ stable offers a physical and spiritual experience with a much-loved herd of horses. The animals live in natural conditions in an open setting with continuous access to an abundance of fresh feed and space, ensuring their contentment and happiness that is said to be passed on to the rider. This is a back-to-nature experience; guests will experience riding without restrictive bridles or saddles, splashing through the shallows of the turquoise ocean and swimming across the bay. There are several riding experience packages to choose from including therapeutic riding, an education tour visiting a local castle. The stables is run by a local couple and this is a fascinating opportunity to learn about natural horsemanship in a beautiful setting.

Where: Buccoo, Tobago

Price: £74 per person

Find out more and book at Being with horses