Ride the Gallops in Devon, England
Ever wanted to know how fast those jockeys really go when they're training race horses on the gallops?
Watch a video below of England riding vacation guests riding the gallops, a unique exercise you can experience on the Devon riding holiday. This video is a little shaky, but as these travelers get closer to the camera, you can see they are having fun and riding fast!
Your host for this equestrian vacation says this about the above video, "You can at least see what the gallops are and how much the ponies enjoy going up, but also how calm they are doing their job. We let travelers choose which music they’d like to go up to and then they can watch themselves on the big screen afterwards over a cup of tea and cake. It’s a full mile mostly up hill, so quite a fitness task on the ponies. Even the racehorses stop pulling by 4 furlongs (1/2 mile) as they “feel” the hill."