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The Chill Ride

[ A Relaxing Ride in the Water ]

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Don’t accept a copycat. Book the original Chill Ride with The Real BeachHorses to get the authentic local experience.


Take a Chill Ride in the Bay

You have a fantastic opportunity to ride a horse that’s walking in the water and swimming! You might even have a few wild dolphins swim by you! We usually have groups of two to six riders with one or two mounted guides. Duration: approximately one and a half hours.

What makes this ride so special?

  • Highly-trained horses
  • Available for ages 10 and older
  • Authentic local experience
  • Relaxing but not boring
  • Ride longer than other outfitters
  • Fantastic photo ops
  • Social distancing is easy

This is NOT a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. We have hundreds of customers who ride with us every year! And some locals bring every houseguest to experience this ride.

Chill rides are available for children as young as 10 and riders who weigh up to 300 lbs. [Note: Children ages 3+ can do our Thrill Ride.]

You Will Love Our Horses

The Real BeachHorses are almost all rescued horses. We have 27 horses, the largest stable on the west coast of Florida! And don’t worry if you aren’t an experienced rider. We only use Certified Beach Horses — trained by us — who enjoy being in the water. We prefer horses that are well-bred and professionally trained, but we are not limited to a single breed of horse. We are horse trainers, not horse breeders. We have a tremendous staff of talented guides.

Locals have been riding horses at Palma Sola Bay since the 1950s. It’s a Bradenton tradition, and folks love seeing the horses as they drive out to Anna Maria Island.

We use water-proof western-style saddles and custom-made waterproof bridles. Helmets and life jackets are provided for no additional charge.

Book a Chill Ride today!