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Riding the Surf on Horseback

Riding the Surf on Horseback

After Hip New Jersey looked back to previous New Jersey summers we decided to glance forward to summer 2017 and look at a new way to catch the waves. Riding a horse along a beach or in the sea is at the top of many riders’ bucket list. The romance of galloping through the surf at sunset has been lionized in many films. If this is your dream or you just want to spend your time at the beach in a different way then New Jersey Beaches are where you can fulfill that wish.

Travel Tips USA Today revealed that the Island Beach State Park in Ocean Country, New Jersey is one of the few places that allow horses onto the beach. There are six miles at the southernmost tip of the park where riders can ride in the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Be aware that horses are only allowed on the beach from October through April and you have to register with the park five days in advance. Riders can expect to ride across white sand beaches and maybe encounter some New Jersey wildlife including “falcons, ospreys, waterfowl and shorebirds.”

Fun New Jersey recommends Brigantine Island’s North Beach as another great beach ride. The beach is open from October 1 to March 30 for horses. Riders will need to acquire a permit in order to ride but the beach will be much less crowded, especially in the colder months.

Riding on the beach is very different to riding around fields and riders need to be aware of the differences. When all riders come to the beach the first thing they want to do is ride in the surf. As for humans, salt water doesn’t do much good for horses so bring plenty of fresh water for you both to drink. Horses can also get seasick with the movement of the waves so it is important to pay attention to how your horse is moving and reacting to the sea. If you ride too deep beware that a wave can knock a horse over. If you see a big wave coming turn the rump of the horse to face it and only go swimming in deep water with your horse if you are an experienced rider.

Horse riding is a huge part of American culture, which is why so many people want to experience new trends such as riding in the sea. Horse riding is loved by Americans due to their prominence in western culture and even racing events like the Breeders’ Cup which racing site Betfair, who cover major events from around the globe including the Cheltenham Festival, note is the self proclaimed “World Championships of horse racing.” Horses have a special place in the heritage of this great country and New Jersey is one of the best places in the States to combine equine riding and the beach.

So with the summer of 2017 creeping ever nearer make sure to try a new way to ride the surf. Friends are always jealous of a day at a New Jersey beach. Imagine how much more envious they would be if you could say you spent the day racing through the waves.

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