Riding around the countryside on horseback, you’ll get a totally different experience of the Dominican Republic.
It’s a great chance to pull yourself away from the familiar comforts of your hotel in Cabarete and try something new.
There are several places in Cabarete and a little outside town that are trusted sources of healthy, happy horses. I’d recommend you use one of these, even if it means paying a bit extra for your horseback riding adventure.
Sadly, you might see some horses around town that don’t look up to the job of carrying a rider. Please don’t ride a horse that looks malnourished, has dull or clouded eyes, or a patchy coat. Play it safe, if in doubt. It’s not worth adding to these animals’ suffering.
Luckily, there are three reliable sources who board plenty of well-treated horses you can ride.
Make sure you negotiate the price knowing exactly what’s included. Often there’s the option to add a taxi to come pick you up from your hotel and a Dominican lunch.
After all, what’s a horseback ride through the Dominican countryside without a massive plate of rice and beans?