Horse Riding

AT LOISABA CONSERVANCY

One of the joys of riding in wildlife country is that the wild animals are very relaxed around you and allow you to mingle as “one of them”.

The horses know the game and stay calm in close proximity to wildlife, usually smelling it long before it is seen. The aim of riding Loisaba is to be able to admire the diverse scenery off road and to get close to game, enjoying a special and unique experience.

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Our Horses & Required Riding Ability

Our horses are a mix of English thoroughbreds, Ethiopian ponies and other mix breeds, which are ridden using English saddles.

Guests can join our guides on morning and evening rides in groups of as many as six riders, which last between one and three hours.

Occasionally, we may be unable to offer you a ride due to availability of horses, bad weather conditions or other factors beyond our control.

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We have a stable of over 20 horses, and can accommodate a range of abilities. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to assist us in choosing the right horse for you.

beginner
BEGINNER

For those who are real beginners, we can offer riding in our large enclosed paddock, on relaxed ponies.

novice
NOVICE

Relaxed walking horses and ponies that will offer a calm game viewing ride.

competent
COMPETENT

Fun horses and ponies that can offer a faster ride, although in this terrain we do not encourage more than a gentle canter.

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CHILDREN

Ethiopian ponies that are ideal for smaller, lighter riders.
  • The length and type of ride is dictated by the least able rider in the group.
  • Weight Restriction: 90 kgs / 198 lbs / 14 stone

What to bring & what we have here for your use:

WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE:

  • Riding hats, including some adjustable hats to fit most sizes including children.
  • Back protectors for children (two for children, and one small adult)
  • Leather and canvas half chaps to protect calves

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING / WEAR:

  • Long comfortable trousers
  • Closed rubber soled shoes - trainers, walking boots, or riding boots. No sandals please!
  • Sun protection - long sleeved shirt with collar or neck scarf, sunscreen (gloves are also useful)