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Florida Horseback Riding

Florida beach ridingFlorida offers some of the best horseback riding in the Southeast. Horse trails are featured in many state and national parks such as Ocala National Forest. Riders can choose from guided trail rides or riding on their own horses. Or thrill to a beach horseback ride along one of Florida's fantastic beaches.

Those who would like an introductory horseback riding lesson or an advanced individual lesson in dressage can choose from hundreds of horse trainers and riding stables throughout Florida.

World Class Hotels

And when you come to Florida for the horses, stay at a fabulous hotel on the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Play some golf, charter a fishing boat, and finish your day at a great sea food restaurant or steak house.

International Horse Shows

WEF WellingtonFlorida hosts the major international horse shows during the winter and spring seasons, featuring WEF in Wellington. Over the course of ten weeks, show jumping, dressage, and polo prevail as the equestrian world soaks up the incomparable South Florida winter climate.

Further up state is Ocala the HITS Ocala horse shows rein supreme during the winter months, featuring a $1 million dollar grand prix.

More Florida Horse News

Mar 15, 2017
Tuesday Video: Who IS That Handsome Horse??
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Horses have a variety of reactions when they see a mirror for the first time, some are intrigued, others are frightened and others might get aggressive. This horse can't seem to believe his good luck in finding a friend who does everything he does, and the resulting drama of their meeting is pretty adorable.

You can almost see the cogs turning in this fellow's head: "When I step back, HE steps back! When I go over here he disappears!"

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Mar 10, 2017
Safety Tips for Horse-Showing Success
From The American Quarter Horse Journal
Picture an average horse show: spectators in bleachers and folding chairs, babies in strollers, tractors, rakes, shovels, tack and other equipment in aisles. Now add a panicked, loose horse.

Looks pretty dangerous inside your head, doesn't it?

At a horse show, exhibitors and show management must work together to make sure stabling areas are safe for everyone, events coordinator Nancy Easton says.

"Safety is an easy thing to take care of," she says, "if people stay aware and are considerate of everything that's going on around them."

At a horse show, she says, "the horse and exhibitor have a very tight bubble around them. Any noise or movement pushes into their bubble and causes them to react." More info...


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