Horseback riding Potosi/Playa Blanca area?

by Gayle in Calif. @, Monday, January 24, 2011, 14:44 (2464 days ago)

Is there a place for horseback riding in the Potosi/Playa Blanca area now?
I searched and found posts re Troncones only.
Any comments or recommendations?
Thank you --

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Horseback riding Potosi/Playa Blanca area?

by Laura ⌂ @, Monday, January 24, 2011, 15:27 (2464 days ago) @ Gayle in Calif.

Hello Gayle,

There is horseback riding at Barra de Potosi. You can find David (a kid about 14) with the horses at the entrance to the beach behind the enramada restaurants most days. If you would like to arrange ahead of time I can put you in though with his family who are my neighbors. Email me and I'll be happy to put you in touch with them so you can work out details.

Hasta pronto,
Laura
Casa del Encanto B&B Barra de Potosi

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Horseback riding on beaches

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 24, 2011, 17:47 (2464 days ago) @ Laura

Laura, I thought riding horses on the beach violated federal law. Are the rides not on the beach?

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Horseback riding on beaches

by Laura ⌂ @, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 16:00 (2458 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes Rob, you are absolutely right. I mentioned that there are horseback riding in La Barra...but did not say the rides were on the beach (maybe the question specified beach but my reply did not. Sorry I didn't think to make that clear.

It is illegal to ride on the beach for good reason (as pr the sign) to protect the turtle eggs and other life that lives in the sand. The rides at Barra de Potosi are NOT on the beach - at least the ones I am referring to. They have two or three trail rides that follow paths through marked areas close the lagoon and through some coconut plantations.

Good point to clarify...thanks for mentioning it! Just as there should be no motorized vehicles on the beach, neither should there be horses. As lovely as they are, they do damage there that should not be permitted.

Hasta pronto,
Laura
Casa del Encanto B&B Barra de Potosi