Galapagos Islands horseback riding

Horseback riding in Galapagos

Galapagos Islands horseback ridingThere is a rich variety of opportunities for riding enthusiasts in Ecuador. You can ride high in the Andes through the grassy paramo plains with glaciated volcanoes as a backdrop, through lowland tropical rain forest, or even through the many unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. In Galapagos you can enjoy horseback riding along paths on the hillsides of Santa Cruz with their spectacular scenery and unique wildlife all around.

Riding rules:

  1. Horseback riding in the Galapagos Islands Check the saddle and bridle adjustments before mounting. The girth band should be tight and the reins and stirrup leathers warn or sufficient. Make sure that your stirrups have the right length because if they are short, your knees will catch and could be very dangerous.

  2. Study your prospective horse initially for any appearance of lameness abusiveness, bad conditions, under fed or sickness signs. If you find any anomalies refuse to mount it.

  3. If the saddle & bridle looks old, is too loose, damaged or cracked, change it immediately or just don't ride it!

  4. If the horse is over volatile and you feel unsafe, change horses or just don't ride that day. If you are on a route when a problem hits, dismount immediately.



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