18.08.2017 | Equitation à Îles Féroé (Equitation à la campagne)
Je roulais sur cet animal: Cheval
Centre Équestre: Davidsen Hestar
This stable, Davidsen Hestar, is not ready for the casual rider/tourist. There are no sign-posts to mark the concrete block as a stable and it took me and my sister over 40 minutes to find it in the rain. There are no facilities attached to the stable and our guide did not provide any instructions deciding that since we've been on a horse before, we were all set. My horse bolted for the enclosure where its herd-mates were held and would not obey commands; I somehow held on and was able to dismount when it reached the paddock. My sister was not so lucky and fell off her horse, which followed mine. The guide paid no attention to her and did not even acknowledge the fact that she fell or check to see if she was okay. He only disbelieved me when I said the horse did not listen to commands and told tell us that there were other people riding recently and they had no problem with the horses.
We categorically refused to continue the ride as it felt unsafe. The stable is far from the the capital of Torshavn where we were staying and after a two hour wait for a bus (for which the guide did not know the schedule), we were picked up by other tourists.
Would categorically not recommend to anyone who is not a seasoned rider and has rented a car for their stay.