I was a leeetle worried because if you remember, my last hack while on holiday ended up with a nice swim in the Atlantic ocean. I flat-out told the organizer that, and was assured that nothing so exciting would happen. Honestly, I would have been super happy to walk around and take pictures.
We showed up at at the stables at 7:15 am, and almost missed them as we were walking by. They are literally 3 flats that have been converted to a stables, with standing stalls for about 15 horses.
The barn, on a quiet city street with apartments all around. I have no idea how they manage to keep all the hay, bedding, feed, tack, etc. in such a small space, but they do it.
A glimpse inside of the standing stalls, bedded with straw. The horses were all in *excellent* condition, and every other month go off for a holiday at their country location .
I got Clifton. Clifton was awesome and profession selfie-taker.
Hubby's horse was similarly awesome. He would make a great jousting pony!
Ready to go!
Our guide (horse on left) was lovely and took us out on the exceptionally-groomed horse paths.
This is the track where they used to take the carriages on in the 1800s. We had a lovely quiet canter on this track.
Isn't Clifton adorable? I wanted to steal him.
Hubby doing one last canter.
If you're a horse person and happen to be in London, I would HIGHLY recommend a hack in Hyde Park. It's beautiful, it's historic, and the horses are lovely. It's a nice horsey break in an otherwise big, bustling city!