Feb 10, 2015
Horseback Riding Lessons
Although we was unable to complete our ride Kathy was so wonderful and so understanding about my medical issues which was the reason we had to cancel. I hope as soon as my health improves I will get to experience the wonderful outdoor experience upon one of her magnificent horses.
Robert and Kathy are amazing horse people. No clue what the real term for that is!
Prior to last spring, I had been on 2 trail rides. 1 in Hawaii and 1 in Lake Mary, Florida. They were both pleasant experiences at a slow rate and were great starts.
At a private event, I was able to ride with Kathy and Robert's gang and it was amazing. We were out for over 2 hours and I felt safe and adventurous at the same time. Their horses all seemed to know each other and their styles and though Kathy and Robert gave us the tools to be in control, there was a sense of calm that we would be a-o-k!
Since then, I was able to do some unique rides with them off the Palma Sola Causeway this summer, which was great.
The last ride I did was with Kathy at Alafia. I got to go up a HUGE hill and she made sure I felt comfortable to take it before the horse ran up it. The horse was CLEARLY comfortable with her piece of the bargain!
We are riding again soon with friends. I chose Kathy and Robert without reservation for a 10 year old's first ride because, as others noted here they are amazing at personalizing the experience, horse/rider.
WoW!!! What a wonderful relaxing and fun experience!! Riding with Kathy is like riding with an old friend. We have lived in Florida our whole lives but the view from atop her beautiful and well trained horses ranks as our very favorite time spent here and was absolutely incredible. Perfect for all ages as my 9 year old spent the entire ride smiling. This is not your usual trail ride as Kathy so enjoys what she does and there is plenty of time for exhilarating cantering as often or as little as you chose. :). The horses are the best we've ever experienced and Extremely well cared for, clean, and loved. Kathy thinks of everything to make the ride fabulous, from the water bottle waiting in your saddle bag, to picture taking and even sending you the pics afterward. We definitely will be back and cannot recommend them highly enough!!
I took my husband and some friends horse back riding for my hubby's birthday. We were all very impressed with how fun and easy going Kathy and Robert were. The horses were great and easy to ride. Would recommend to anyone, even beginners, who are looking for a relaxing ride.
Three friends and I went on a ride with Robert and Kim today at LMR. We all had a great time. It was not just a ride full of walking, we were able to trot and canter as well. Will be riding again!!
Just came back from a 3 hour ride with Kathy today in the Little Manatee State Park. My three kids and I were out for the morning with her and had a blast. My oldest who is 14 yrs old has lots of riding experience and enjoyed the freedom to do a little of her own thing on the trails,. Myself and the other two children ages 9 and 12 are far less experienced but we still had a fabulous excursion. My 12 yr old son says that it was awesome....we finally got him on a horse and he loved it. Hoping it will entice him to ride more often with his sister!!! Kathy was a wealth of knowledge and had lots of very interesting stories as we adventured through the trails. Horses were fantastic even for a beginner! I would definitely do this again!! Definitely a great price as well!
I met Robert and Kathy for the first time on Christmas Day 2010. I had purchased a gift certificate for a trail ride for my daughter and with potential bad weather in store for the date we had scheduled, they offered to take her on Christmas Day so as to be sure she didn't miss the opportunity. We rode again as a family in the spring of 2011. Now, we can't get enough of their beautiful horses!! They go above and beyond to ensure a truly unique ride suited to your riding skills. We now ride with them very frequently and my daughter absolutely adores their horses (as do I). The horses adapt to their rider and are well taken care of. Robert and Kathy are both beyond wonderful people and will go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your experience and continue to come back. Better yet, their rates are very reasonable.
Riding with Robert and Kathy has sparked my love for horses again and it allows me to spend time with my daughter doing something we both enjoy. Ride with them once and I guarantee you'll want to return.........again and again.
What an experience riding with Kathy and Robert. They are very informative about riding and will help you understand anything you ask about riding with them. Everyone of their horses are well behaved and trained.
I hadn't been on a horse since I was a teenager and when I found Kathy and Robert I was ready to give horseback riding a try again at 42. My best friend and I met up with them in April 2011 for the first time. They let me ride Rose, a mustang. I just enjoyed her so much, I ride her every time I go riding, she is very gentle and a joy to ride. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves so much we ride once a month or more with Kathy and Robert now. We have also brought a few friends with us on some of our rides. Everyone has a so much fun that some of them have come back with us to ride.
Kathy and Robert really make you feel like you are a part of their family. The experience is well worth a try. There are pictures taken to remember your experience.
John and I have ridden with Kathy & Robert several times in the beautiful state parks and it has always been a pleasure. Recently we took two of our visiting grandchildren, ages 12 and 15 and they can't wait to go again. Robert took the time to explain each horse's personality and showed the kids how to properly handle the horses. They were thrilled with learning something new, riding horses that responded to them, and galloping through the park! Thanks Kathy and Robert for your special service.
WOW!! What an amazing experience, Kathy & Robert did a great job making sure we were comfortable during our 2.5 hr trail ride. The trails were quite shaded so it wasn't too hot. We rode Cheyenne, Riddle & Rose and they were all very well taken care of and well trained. Kathy took some great photos which she kindly emailed to me after our ride! I would definitely recommend Wolfe's Born to Ride and can't wait to ride with them again!