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Patio Horse Trail for Beginner

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Animal experience hosted by Victor

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start with a welcome at the PÁTIO Lodge either in the morning or in the afternoon.

You will join an introduction multi-media briefing explaining you where you are and what you can expect. You learn about the nature of the horses and will see first examples of how to ride.

After providing you with a riding helmet you will get the first "live"-contact with your individual horse. You will learn how to talk and touch the animal and you mount your riding equipment together with the Horse-Trail Guide. Then you will go with your horse into the round riding arena where your guide will explain you how to mount on your horse. In a short training you will learn the essentials to ride safe the next 1.5h in walking pace through the country side.

Then the trail starts. The guide is riding in front and you on a specific position in the riding group. Slowly you will move to the coastline where you enjoy great views to the Atlantic Ocean. With some luck you are able to see dolphins or even a whale. On green meadows around the village your trail continues. After a while you will ride alongside old farm houses through the picturesque village of Cedros back to the Lodge.

Arriving back at the PÁTIO Lodge a cold non-alcoholic drink is waiting for you. Together with your guide you will reflect what you experienced in the last 1.5h on your horse. Relax and enjoy your time.
Other things to note
For beginner or re-starter rider. Only in walking gait.
Maximum riders weight 95 kg!
Minimum age 10y (less after previous consultation!)
Riders under 14y must be accompanied by a paying adult.
All trail itineraries are general guidelines. All changes are at our discretion.
We will start with a welcome at the PÁTIO Lodge either in the morning or in the afternoon.

You will join an introduction multi-media briefing explaining you where you are and what you can expect. You learn about the nature of the horses and will see first examples of how to ride.

After providing you with a riding helmet you will get the first "live"-contact with your individual horse. You will learn how to talk and touch t…

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What's included

  • Food
    After a trail-ride you normally com hungry back to the Lodge. To fill up yo...
  • Drinks
    When you are back from your Horse-Trail a refreshing water is waiting for y...
  • Transportation
    If you need any transfer from your place of stay on Faial Island to the PÁT...
  • Equipment
    We will provide you with a Multi-Media Briefing including a short riding in...
From $72
/ person
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Meet your host, Victor

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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My name is Victor. I am a professional Horse-Trail Guide, certified by the European Trail Rider Academy. I live since 25 years on Faial Island.
With 20 horses and my team we provide amazing Horse-Trail Tours on the subtropical island of Faial. I love to work with horses and enjoy to trail around with our guests.

With beginners, who were never riding before on a horse or only a few times, we are going on small trails for 1.5h in slow paces. I love to see them coming back with a big smile in their face and talking happy about the horse experience. With advanced riders we ride long trails for a couple of hours or even for a whole week around the Island Faial. We love to explain the nature, the culture and the history of Faial. Most I enjoy a tasty dinner of our kitchen and drinking a good wine from the Azores with my guests.
My name is Victor. I am a professional Horse-Trail Guide, certified by the European Trail Rider Academy. I live since 25 years on Faial Island.
With 20 horses and my team we provide amazing Horse-Trail Tours on the subtropical island of Faial. I love to work with horses and enjoy to trail around with our guests.

With beginners, who were never riding before on a horse or only a few times, we are going on small trails for 1.5h in slow paces. I love to see them coming back with a…
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Where you'll be

You will see the parts of a typical Azorean village. The guide will tell you about the local life in the village. You will ride to the northern cliff coast of Faial with amazing views to the neighbour islands and the ocean. You learn how to handle independent and how to trust your own horse.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long Trousers

Sturdy shoes or sport shoes