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The Real BeachHorses

Horseback Riding and More Fun Things To Do In Florida

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We Now Offer More Than Horseback Riding

Welcome to The Real BeachHorses

Our little company was established by Tim Mattox in 2007. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of taking thousands of people horseback riding at locations from Tampa to North Ft. Myers. Our horses are mostly rescues and they range in size from ponies to half-draft horses. Our employees, like our horses, are known for their excellent manners and integrity.

We're Rated as the Best Horseback Riding in Florida

Peaceful Horseback Riding Through Florida

I booked this trip for my mom's 71st birthday. She grew up on a farm and mentioned wanting to ride a horse again. It had been over 50 years but Jimmy made the experience awesome. Banjo my mom's horse was a totally gem, I got Rowdy who loved to trot. We saw an alligator and deer but the best part was experiencing the tranquil preserve. Jimmy is a great story teller and we will definitely be back to do the Beach Horses experience.

– Shiela J. on TripAdvisor
The Perfect Way to Decompress

What an amazing afternoon we experienced riding at the DPCP, with Jimmy as our sagely trail guide. He provided us with fascinating history and then would allow a comfortable silence to fall over our group. We could hear the occasional snuffling of wild boars in the woods and saw armadillos foraging for grubs. Alibi, Cici, and Boss Hoss were all beautiful and gentle trail horses.

– Debbie L. on TripAdvisor
Bucket List

This is DEFINITELY a Bucket List item TO DO! I rode Big Hoss on my ride and he was wonderful! BIG HORSE...hence the name Big Hoss. My daughter rode Naomi, who was also wonderful! The guides are experienced...so listen to them. It is an hour of amazement and physical activity...it's not just a walk on the beach! But it was the most fulfilling and spiritual activity I have ever done.

– Julie S. on Facebook
Well Cared For & Friendly

5+ STARS!!! Absolutely an awesome experience! These horses are well cared for and friendly. My boyfriend had never even been on a horse, and he loved it! This is a stand-up company, worth supporting. Loved the beach/swimming experience!

– Rebecca C. on Facebook
Best horseback riding experience!

We were in Florida for the holidays and thought this would be a nice Christmas gift for ourselves. This was awesome! Great people and great horses, where else can you go horseback riding on swimming horses? I am the rider in our family and used to compete. My husband and I both have raised and worked with horses extensively and this was just something completely different to do.

– Shelli B. on TripAdvisor
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