For the past week, we have been traveling while spending time with family. We spent some time in Salt Lake City with my family for my sister’s wedding then made our way to the Oregon coast to spend time with Michelle’s family. Before coming we wanted to set apart some time to do one of the things we love to do when we travel, go horseback riding.
I found the Green Acres online as a place near Lincoln City where we were staying and they invited us along for a 1-hour beach ride to see what they are all about. While we were not charged for our trail ride, these are our genuine opinions on our experience. It was one of the best rides we have gone on and would recommend it for anyone looking to ride during their stay at the Oregon coast.
After arriving and checking in, we got to get to know the horses. Unlike any other riding place I have been, they encourage you to feed the horses carrots, giving you a chance to get to know the horses before you ride.
We met several of the horses including Tiny, who isn’t so Tiny, but really friendly. She was taking a break for the day since there were some
Phantom was a beautiful horse that had been rescued. You can see him featured on the packaging for Super Weight Gain, the feed that helped him gain weight after he was adopted.
Once the other horses came back from their current trail ride we were given some instructions and prepared for our rides. To make things easy for our guides, we were given new names, the names of our horses. For my ride I would be know as Maverick. They did a great job in giving us all the information we needed to feel comfortable during the ride.
Maverick was a steady horse who didn’t really need much guidance. Michelle was known as Toby, a funny horse who wanted to make his own way.
We made our way down to the beach and enjoy a brisk trail ride right where the waves ended. None of the horses liked the cold water except for Maverick, he didn’t mind.
After going down the beach for a while we made our way up into the sand dunes. The beach was beautiful, but this part of the ride was more exciting with fun hills to go up and down while surprisingly being surrounded by green.
We made our way through the rolling dunes and back on to the beach. At this point, I think the horses knew they were in the final stretch of the ride. A few of them seemed to be in a hurry to get back which meant we got to trot down the beach a bit.
We really enjoyed our time with Green Acres and their beautiful horses. The team seemed on top of things and made it clear they cared for their horses, some of which were rescues, and knew how to make sure we had a good time.