Do I need any experience to ride?

All of the horses at Two-Bit Stable are professionally trained and beginner friendly. Most of our riders have little or no riding experience. The horses know their jobs well and always enjoy taking first time riders. Also, the rides are walk only due to the county guidelines so its more relaxing than adventurous.

How long are the rides?

We offer One Hour or Hour and a Half rides. All riding durations are subject to availability for each day. If you have a group ride reservation and are late, and there are others scheduled at the same riding time, unfortunately we cannot wait for your group to arrive.

What should I bring?

It is always a good idea to bring sunblock, bug spray (just in case) and water.

What should I wear?

Really you can wear whatever is comfortable for you. We do recommend closed-toe-shoes, but if all you have are sandals that’s perfectly fine also. No hats that may fly off, large backpacks, or long flowing dresses please.

Can we run the horses?

No. Under no circumstances may the horses be ran on the beach. Not only is it dangerous but it is against the county regulations. There is a $500 fine per rider for anyone caught trotting, cantering or running on the beach.

What’s is the weight limit?

Our weight limit is 225LBS. We do understand that taller individuals sometimes weigh more than that, therefore we try to be as flexible as possible (10-15LBS). It will depend mostly on the riders height and level of riding experience (able to “keep your weight in your stirrups”). Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns regarding the weight limit.

Can I ride double?

Double riders must be under 50lbs and may ride double with an adult under 150lbs.

Do I need reservations?

Yes, reservations are required. We trailer the horses down to the beach so we need to know when to be there and how many horses to bring. Making reservations before you arrive or as soon as you get here is strongly suggested due to availability and weather conditions. We are usually almost full for the week by Tuesday during Spring/Summer season. Many, many times during the busy months visitors call last minute and our schedule is already full. On occasion we do have a cancellation and can fit a group in last minute. We also do take names on a “cancellation list” in case we have an opening.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

What if the weather is bad?

If we end up having poor weather during the time you are scheduled to ride we will either wait it out or try very hard to reschedule. A lot of times it is just a passing shower and we can still get out on the beach… just a few minutes behind schedule. Also, if you have reservations PLAN ON COMING unless we call you. We will ALWAYS let you know if we will need to cancel due to bad weather. If you don’t hear from us then you should still plan on being there for your ride. If we cancel because of weather your ride will be refunded or a gift certificate issued upon request.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 24 hour minimum notice for all ride cancellations, even if it is just one rider. We do this because we need to know how many horses to bring and sometimes we add an extra horse in the trailer just for your ride. Also, we have to turn guests down due to being booked already so if we have a chance to fill your spot we’ll need time to do it. Rides cancelled less than 24hrs in advance, “no shows”, late arrivals, time mix ups, will be charged full price on their credit card on file.

What time zone are you in?

We are on EASTERN TIME. Please be aware that we are very close to the central time border and your cell phone may not adjust depending on which tower it’s using. Unfortunately, if your party misses the ride because of a time mix up, we do still charge full price for your ride. Please feel free to call and ask what time it is here at any point before your ride!

Is there a guide?

We always send out an experienced friendly guide with our groups.

Can we take pictures?

Yes, you may take pictures as long as the horses are not in motion. Your guide will take complimentary pictures at the turn around point. We also offer photo packages on our rides starting at $50 per reservation. Additionally we offer fully edited professional photo packages upon request, and includes an online digital gallery with printing, downloading, and sharing rights..

Can we bring treats?

Yes, of course! We do ask that you only bring carrots for treats. Some of the horses have an intolerance for sugar. Carrots are safest.

Is it customary to tip our guide?

Yes, cash or Venmo gratuities are welcome and appreciated. Your guide works very diligently to keep your family safe, as well as have a great time and get good photos for you to keep forever. A general rule of thumb is to use the same percentage scale as a restaurant server.

Are the horses healthy?

We pride ourselves on having healthy, happy, spoiled horses. Happy horses make happy beach rides! We limit the number of hours our horses work weekly and make sure they have adequate rest and care. They are part of our family and we love them very, very much.