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Hi,are there any horse riding tours in Nha trang

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1. Re: Horse riding

None that I know of.

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Yes you can take horse cart in Nha Trang

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I don't know about horses in Nha Trang ,but the horses I have seen in other parts of Vietnam have not been treated well. They seem fairly agitated when you get close to them and many of them looked like they were underweight.

I would be reluctant to get on one.

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4. Re: Horse riding

Haven't tried it, but I saw several ads on horse riding on the Lao Islet (hòn Lao).

Ross, you haven't seen a lot of horses in VN then.

There are quite a few professional ranches, some with thousands of horses.

Horse riding is just starting to get some traction as of late in VN, especially in Đà Lạt.

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John , I have experince with horses in Australia and I have seen horses in hcmc , vung tau and dalat and Im sorry to say , none of them were in optimum condition. There maybe places where they are in good condition but after seeing how greyhounds , monkeys , elephants, osteriches and zoo animals are treated , I believe Im on the right track.

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6. Re: Horse riding

Ross,

You just haven't been to the right places.

Also, some (as in many) horse breeds in Vietnam are rather small; like the H'mong pony.

This Wiki page (also available in French, but not English) gives some characteristics of the native breed as followed:

Shoulder height at 1,2m; overall height at 1,5m; roughly 160 kg;

small stature; narrow chest; under-developed thighs; small legs.

average speed between 25-28 km (rather slow);

the males can be difficult to control.

At any rate, here are some video clips of VN horses from various provinces.

The bigger horses are either imported or of mix breeds.

Đà Lạt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Long An province (this type of horse is of a small breed, raised for long distance treks and races)

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Hà Nội:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_KyFmOYn5w

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

White horses in Hà Nội:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ0kj07Lt-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBz3PbP2070

Sài Gòn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zixDsYaUU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77CTYJOT4w8

Bắc Ninh province

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ndZF1YD6g

Thái Nguyên Province:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pyFrkvnWs

Đắk Lắk province:

https://mdrak.wordpress.com/

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7. Re: Horse riding

In a nut shell....... Yes there are Small Pony like horses in many areas but they mostly are used to pull carts. I only know of 1 in the Nha Trang area. There are larger horses in Dalat at tourist attractions but they are mostly for photographs and not riding. Sadly, often they are painted to look like rainbows and Zebras. I an there every few weeks and as of yet not seen one being ridden. There are carriages with larger horses that will give you a ride around the lake. Sorry.... I doubt you will find riding opportunities at the current time.

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8. Re: Horse riding

No, no horse riding tours in Nha Trang.

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Thank you so much for your replys, i certainly wont be horseriding then if the horses are not in good shape, 😢😢😢😢,and wondnt want one dragging me around on a cart!!are animal rights very prevalent in Vietnam?

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