Nancy Brown on a horseback riding vacation in Cancun, Mexico
I started out riding a chestnut horse named Pepe le pew, but he lost a shoe somewhere along the ride and began to limp a little. One of our guides offered to swap horses with me so that I could have a chance to lope along the trail. I traded Pepe for Califa, a peppy bay horse.
Our guide, Mario Mendo, a true Mexican cowboy, was happy to take pictures of me and the couple riding in our group. He also offered to take a short YouTube video of me trotting on the trail with Pepe.
If you plan to go on a Cancun, Mexico horseback riding vacation at Holkan Kingdom, wear long pants, closed toe shoes and bring bug spray if you have it. The guides will provide a riding helmet and match you to a horse of your riding ability.
The cost of the 1 – 1 1/2 hour ride is $70. Thank you to Holkan Kingdom and JW Marriott for arranging my horseback riding vacation.
Update: Holkan Kingdom has closed. However, there are horseback riding holidays offered at Punta Venado in Riviera Maya and Marina Maroma in Mexico.