Best horses and best saddles so everyone is happy and comfortable.

MEET OUR HORSES

Our horses are loved and cared for as part of our family, this makes them happy, friendly and sometimes a little cheeky, but definitely the best horses you will ever meet. We have guidelines to ensure both horse and rider are safe and to ensure everyone has a wonderful experience. For this reason, when booking a ride there are questions we ask every guest, including height, weight, age and riding experience. With this information we do our best to match the perfect horse to each person’s needs. We are happy to discuss this with you and to explain our choices and a little about the horse you will be riding. If you have any questions please feel free to phone us.

Age and Weight Guidelines – For the safety of our horses and guests we follow the industry standard of a 95kg weight limit and an age limit of 10 years and over. For those under 10 without extensive riding experience, we can arrange private or led rides to cater to the individual’s needs.

Frequently asked questions

Are the horses responsive? – If you are a rider, you will love how light, responsive and well behaved our horses are. We have had a number of competitive riders joining us, and have all been very impressed. We regularly get comments on how healthy, well mannered and trained our horses are, and how good the equipment is.

Are the horses calm? – The horses are very quiet and suitable for beginners, yet still enjoyable for experienced riders.  We have also had an 18 year old young lady (experienced rider) on our ride who was 100% blind.

What sort of saddles do you use? – We use predominantly Winning Edge saddles.  These are custom made ‘Swinging Fender’ saddles, and are used by Australia’s top riders. We regularly get positive comments from our guests about our saddles, even from those unused the this type of saddle.

Ace

Ace is a very handsome 6 Year Old Quarter Horse Gelding, by Marnies Command who is a very successful Campdrafting Stallion.

He was bred and broken in locally, and joined the RBHR team in October 2016. He has a very sweet nature and is always trying to please which usually means anyone who rides him, really enjoys him.

He is owned by Helen, and will hopefully enjoy life both as a trail riding and competitive Campdrafting horse.

Apoil

Apoil was born in 2010 and is an incredibly quiet horse, especially for his age. He is very accepting of any challenge put to him, a very keen learner and always willing to please.

He will be ultra-reliable for decades to come, and is the type of horse that won’t get sold. He has such a loveable personality that draws guests to him for cuddles and attention. He is a very handsome horse, and is loved by experienced and inexperienced riders alike.

Bentley

This big bay Gelding joined us in March 2018.
He is a true gentleman and is so soft, responsive and quiet, everyone who rides him immediately loves him.
He has proven himself to be as good at the Beach as he is at Campdrafting, having won his first mini competition at COTS CAMP Campdrafting Clinic in May 2018.

Captain Jack

Captain Jack is a chestnut Australian Stock Horse, and was purchased in February 2017. He is extremely quiet and has settled into life at RBHR very well. On just his first ride on the beach he was already bravely leading, and has already proven himself to be an asset to the team.

Captain Jack is an easy going, soft, responsive ride and loves his cuddles. We think this little horse is going to have a very big future.

Cruiser

His name says it all. Cruiser is a great little horse with a really casual attitude.
He was born in 2009 and has been part of the team since 2014. Nothing much fazes him, and he has a very sweet and gentle nature.

Cruiser loves the water, and the swimming rides are his favourite. He is a fantastic horse for all experience levels as he is responsive, extremely soft in the mouth and well educated. Cruiser is a forward going horse and is often at the front of the pack as he loves to lead.

Cyclone

Cyclone is a very handsome chestnut Quarter horse gelding, born in 2005. He spent most of his life prior to coming to us, mustering cattle and competing in Campdrafting.

He is quiet and proven himself to be a great horse for beginners and experienced riders alike. He seems to know when someone is nervous, and takes extra special care of them. Cyclone is rapidly gathering a huge fan club, as everyone who rides him immediately falls in love with his cool, calm, collected manner.

Destiny

Destiny has been with us since 2014, he is a quiet and nicely natured horse and we knew we had the right one as soon as we went to try him out – Helen hopped on him bareback and walked him around just in a halter.

He takes everything in his stride and is totally unflappable. On his first ever visit to the beach, he accepted everything amazingly well and didn’t even worry about the kite surfer racing past him in the water. He is a very inquisitive horse and absolutely loves attention.

Dolly

Dolly is a 9 year old chestnut mare and is one of the newest members of the RBHR team.
She was started by Ken Faulkner and has very god breeding; she is out of Pep N Coin and Little Bobby Lena.
Her registered name is Smart Dollar and we can definitely agree with that!
She is very much loved by all who rides her and takes care of both experienced and inexperienced guests.

Dude

He is a very special horse; handsome, strong and reliable. Everything that you’d ever need in a man.
He is one of the boss horses yet still loves his cuddles, and has a very soft side (although he tries to hide it most of the time).

When not being used as the lead horse, Dude carries anyone safely on the beach and through the bush, and everyone who rides him- loves him.

Gambler

Gambler is a big, solid Quarter Horse X Gelding.

He has done miles of mustering and is an experienced trail riding horse, which sometimes means he thinks he knows best. He does have almost as big a personal bubble as he has personality, but despite his sometimes cranky nature he is a big softie at heart.

He has a very cool and calm nature, and is loved by both inexperienced and experienced riders a like.

Flint

Flint is an amazing horse that you can ride for your first horse ride, yet still be impressed if you are an experienced rider. He is the coolest guy around. He loads himself in and out of the truck and is a favourite of all four members of the family, as well as everyone who rides him.

His calm, cool attitude and easy-going nature makes him the top choice for weddings, parades, functions and children’s parties. He is totally unflappable and a truly reliable cruisey chap.

Lexus

Lexus is a big strapping bay Thoroughbred, born in September 2004.

He is a cheeky chap with lots of personality. He even has a great party trick; if you tickle his nose, he’ll poke out his tongue.

This guy is fast becoming a bit of a favourite amongst the staff, as he is such a push button ride and very athletic.

Mojo

Mojo is a grey Quarter Horse born in 2014 and is by an Acres Destiny stallion.

He is a very sweet natured horse but is still a little green and nervous.

Due to his age we are bringing him on slowly, but hope to have Mojo as part of the RBHR team in the near future.

Nelson

Bawnduggie Coster Too (aka Nelson!) is a super quiet, laid back Chestnut Gelding born in 2013, and was sold to us by a friend.

He joined the RBHR gang in early 2018 and is already proving to be a very valued member of the team.
He is extremely quiet and loves his cuddles, and his cool nature makes him perfect for both our experienced and non-experienced guests alike.

Renegade

Renegade (or Reys Highway Junkie as per his registered name) is a super quiet and very laid back Quarter Horse.

He was born in 2011 and we have very high hopes for this cool character, and we’re very pleased he joined the RBHR team in early 2018.

Reno

Spins Reno came to us in February 2017, after being trained by Rod Cotter. Rod thought Reno was special, so contacted Andrew and it was love at first sight, and Reno joined the RBHR family the following week.

Reno was born in 2005 in Roma, Queensland. He is a big strong Quarter Horse, with very good bloodlines. His calm and easy-going nature has already shone through, and he is taking to life as part of the RBHR team well in his stride.

Rosie

Rosie is an extremely well-bred mare and is loved by everyone who meets her. She is a valued member of the trail riding team. She loves cuddles and will give you a big hug when you put on her bridle.

She is loved by both inexperienced and experienced riders, as she is quiet and relaxed but also well trained and responsive. She loves the beach and walks happily in the ocean.

Summer

Summer was born in November 2016 and is the 2nd foal out of our mare Dazzler. She is a very pretty little filly, and is by an Acres Destiny Stallion.

Dazzler is being a fantastic mother and they are both doing very well.

T-Rex

This little guy is one of our younger recruits. He was born in 2013 and broken in locally. He is well bred; and is related to a few of the other horses in our herd.

He absolutely loves the water and is now one of our best horses for our swimming rides.

Nothing much fazes him, and his sweet, quiet and very cheeky nature means that almost everyone that rides him; loves him.

Whiskey

This little grey gelding may be one of the smallest of the herd, but he has one of the biggest hearts.
Andrew purchased Whiskey early in 2018 as a 9-year-old, and he is coming along nicely in his training.

He is a very sweet little horse and is always looking to please, and with that personality we are sure he will make a great member of the team in time to come.

Winter

Winter is a beautiful palomino Quarter Horse mare, who is the daughter of Dazzler. She joined the team in January 2015 and has taken to her job amazingly, she loves the beach and enjoys our swimming rides especially.

She is a very gentle horse and loves attention, and is often the first to the gate in the morning. She prefers being ridden by relaxed riders, but is safe and enjoyed by both experienced and novice riders alike.

Wombat

Wombat is a beautiful and very well-bred Quarter Horse mare.

She was foaled in 2011 and came to join the team in August 2016. She was very green when she first came to us, but has progressed very quickly and she is now enjoyed by inexperienced and experienced riders alike.

She has an incredibly sweet nature and loveable personality, which makes everyone who meets her- fall in love immediately.

CONTACT DETAILS

RAINBOW BEACH HORSE RIDES
PROPRIETOR: ANDREW MCCARTHY
PHONE: 0412 174 337

OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY - SUNDAY: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

POSTAL ADDRESS:
84 HENRY ROAD
GOOMBOORIAN QLD 4570

ABN: 53 690 207 630

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