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Kauai Horseback Riding Tours

Kauai Horseback Riding Tours can be found on both sides of the island. You can ride along the beach or ride into the jungle to waterfalls. Find out exactly where the best rides are, how much experience you need, how old you need to be, what your weight restrictions are and what your choices are for ride duration. In the busy seasons, Kauai Horseback Riding Tours can be difficult to arrange.

Kauai horseback riding tours are extremely popular. This is largely a function of the fact that Kauai is rural island with numerous cattle ranches and a long history of horses being a part of the fabric of the island. In fact the introduction of cattle in 1793 by Captain George Vancouver paved the way for the wave of Mexican/Spanish Vaqueros (cowboys) who brought their horses over to the islands to tend to the cattle ranches. Kauai's rich tradition of horses and horseback riding has continued ever since. There are a number of fantastic horseback riding stables on Kauai and we offer some of them at discounted pricing.

Where can you go on a Kauai Horseback Riding adventure?

  • You can actually ride beside the white sands of a beautiful beach along the coast in the Poipu area. This is the sunny side of the island and your ride along the sea cliffs by the ocean will give you an opportunity to look for whales during the season and enjoy the sea life found along the shoreline in addition to enjoying the horseback ride. Located on a working cattle ranch you may see upwards to 50 or so of the most beautiful horses to be found on the islands.
  • How about a horseback ride through the beautiful ocean view ranch lands along the Princeville coastline. This is the magic land of Hanalei with its 'Bali Hai' mountain landscape with mists and rainbows. Look close and you may see a unicorn. Horse rides in this area are some of the best on the island.
  • Ride at a location that is another North Shore gem. Waterfalls, streams and jungles surround you as you ride on perfectly cared for horses of the highest quality. Stop for a lunch and a swim at a waterfall and enjoy your day.

Here's a couple variations you can enjoy on your horseback ride:

  • Take a private ride for just your own group. Some of these rides can include as many as twenty people or it can be just for the two of you.
  • Get really adventurous and include a zipline with your horseback ride on the same outing.

Pride of America Cruise Ship:

None of the riding Tours will pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock at Nawiliwili Harbor. Passengers will need to either take a taxi to the departure point or have Tom Barefoot's Tours arrange for a Rental Car shuttle to pick them up directly at the dock. Dependent upon the specific tour, Kauai Horseback Rides can be arranged for the Thursday or Friday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.

Checkout Tom's Tips and Insights about Kauai Horseback Riding Tours

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  • Tom's Tips - Kauai Horseback Rides

    It is well known that Kauai has some of the most beautiful horses on its horseback rides to be found anywhere in the state. The stables do everything they can to make certain they stay healthy and vibrant. Consequently one of the things they are really careful about monitoring is the weight of the riders. Putting too much weight on a horse that does regular trail rides on a an almost daily basis is not good for the health of the horses. This is why we always ask for the weights of the riders. These stable however don't just want the weights of the riders but also the height of each person as well This is to get an understanding of the proportional weight applied on each animal. So it is not simply a weight limit over which a rider cannot go but their weight will also be determined by their height as well. Each stable is a little different, but for instance, on some of the stables if you are 5' 8" you are not permuted to exceed 190 lbs but if you were 5' 11" you would be permitted to be as much as 220 lbs. It does seem to be a bit unfair but believe me, with these folks, their horses come first and they want to make certain they are not putting them through any undue stress... read more.

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CJM Country Stables

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South Kauai Horseback Riding

CJM Stables is a "must do" for anyone desirous of riding along the beautiful sea cliffs of south Kauai. This working cattle ranch provides spectacular rides that travel right along the coastline and dolphins, rays and various forms of sea life, including whales in season, can often be seen from the ride.
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Silver Falls Stables

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North Shore Riding

Silver Falls Stables is located on four-hundred acres nestled into the interior high valleys of Kalihiwai Ridge on Kauai's beautiful North Shore.
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Princeville Ranch Adventures

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Ranchland Riding, Hiking and Kayaks, Kayaks and Hiking, Zip-line, Zip-line Tour and Adventure, Kids Ad

The Princeville Ranch is certainly one of the most beautiful of any in the whole state of Hawaii. With its backdrop of the romantic Hanalei Mountains and it rolling hills to the sea, the Princeville Ranch is the home of a spectacular zip line course, river kayaking, hiking and some of the most amazing horseback riding country to be found anywhere.
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Video Transcript

Well this video is going to be dealing with horseback riding on Kauai.

Now Kauai has got a tremendous history of having horses. Actually, Hawaii does in general. The first cattle to show up in Hawaii was on the big island in 1793. Ten years later the first horse showed up on the Big Island. The first ten years of cattle when cattle were here Kamehameha put a kapu on the killing of the cattle so that they could flourish but then they needed a horse to learn how to round them up and move them around, that sort of thing, So, that came ten years later.

Twenty years after that was the first of vaqueros or Hawaiian paniolos or cowboys who came to actually make use of the horses and their skills of riding horses and tending cattle. This became a big thing because by that time, now 30 years after the introduction of cattle to Hawaii there was a big industry in beef. With that came the horses to make sure that they were tended to. And the vaquero, the paniolos.

Within a short time there were big ranches that happened on Kauai, primarily in the Honolulu region or in the north shore, kind of up in here and to this day we have lots of horseback riding up there. Beautiful in the sense that those rides are kind of meadowland in many places. Jungly, lots of waterfalls and creeks and beautiful vistas of the ocean surrounding. In the background you're looking at the beautiful Honolulu mountains and it is truly one of the most beautiful places you could ride a horse. We have a number of different types of horseback rides that are there and different levels of horsemanship that, can happen within the scope of a couple of different companies that we have in that area.

That's not the only area that we have horseback riding though. We also have horseback riding in the south, down in the Poipu region. This is a little bit different. It's the dry side of the island so it's not as jungly but it is better generally speaking if it's going to be cloudy up north you're going to have a great day down south. More days of sunshine and the ranch that we have there goes along the coastline. Right along the water. In some instances you can actually almost get right on the sand and do your little ride. Rides can be a couple of hours or they can be four hours. They can include a picnic and that sort of thing, but if you like horseback riding, horseback riding on Kauai is sensational.

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