Spirit of the West is a Grand Cayman based company offering horseback beach, trail, swim rides and more!
The Beach Ride
The beautiful Caribbean Sea is your backdrop, as you stroll along the white sands at the water’s edge on our Beach Ride.
The Caribbean Sea Swim
Cool off at the end of your ride with a refreshing, ocean dip on horseback with our Caribbean Sea Swim.
Guided only by the light of the moon and the natural instinct of your horse, our Moonlight Stroll ride is a ride you’ll never forget!
The Special Moments
Find out how to make your unforgettable event even more so with our Special Moments bookings.
Know This First
Stuff to know before you ride
Group Beach Rides start at 8 yrs old. Group Swim Rides start at 14 yrs old. Private tours are slightly more flexible, so ask us about your kids.
Most of our horses can carry up to 225lbs, but we do have a few that carry up to 250lbs.
Cool, comfortable clothes are recommended. Hats and sunblock are advisable. Bring comfortable shoes – flip flops or slip-on shoes are fine. Wear swimsuits under riding attire if doing the Swim Ride.
We provide free shuttle service for cruise passengers and hotels/condos from George Town to West Bay. If have rented a vehicle we will provide detailed driving directions.
Horses can swim?
Yes, very well actually. Our swim rides go into depth intervals of 6′-7′ of water. Horses grunt. It’s ok – they really do love the water!
Experienced Rider Options
Book a Private Ride and the guide will tailor the tour to your experience levels. We allow cantering at intervals, depending on the terrain, traffic and your riding experience – all at the guide’s discretion.
Please wear your mask when socializing before and after the ride. Masks are not required while on the horse.
We disinfect our tack before and after each ride for your safety. Hand sanitizer is available before and after the ride.
COVID-19: Physical Distancing
6′ distancing is required when not riding. Where close contact is needed (assisting with mounting/dismounting) our guides will wear a mask. During the ride, horses are over 6’ apart in nose to tail formation, creating a nature physical distance that meets requirements.
Elena Maria TAwesome birthday tour!
“My bf and I had the most amazing time on this tour and Jordan was the best host possible! Clearly stated what needed to be done and assisted all the way. I had the best birthday morning on this tour and the horses were awesome! Thank you!”
Maureen B.Beach Treat
“My daughter and I booked a Caribbean swim ride with Spirit of the West and it did not disappoint. Always lovely to support a family owned and operated business, Jordan was a knowledgeable and personable host. The weather was not entirely compliant (but we were going to get wet anyway) so it did not spoil our afternoon, and by the time we got back along the beach, the sun came out again. Bring carrots, feeding these lovely horses a treat was almost as much fun as the ride, the hoses were real characters.”
Fiona KFantastic experience!
“What a fantastic experience! Very professional and well organised. Lovely guy put us at our ease as we rode along side the beautiful turquoise water and then bare back into the water with the swimming horses.”
WayneMagical Family Ride!
“The whole family had an incredible time on this gorgeous secluded beach ride. We all fell in love with our horses - they all have their own personalities, but great temperaments. Jordan was super friendly, knowledgeable and we all felt very safe with him leading us. We would recommend this to families looking for a unique, memorable experience. Thank you Lady, Cayman Time, Diamond, Mischief, Aurora and Jordan!”
Melissa WAwesome Sauce
“We had a fantastic morning ride out, wonderful clear blue skies, smooth water and of course the sweetest horses you will ever encounter!! Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous, he was knowledgeable about what's happening on all 3 islands and brought such great energy that I strongly recommend having him on my rides going forward. If you are ever in the Cayman Islands, reach out to Spirit of the West and ask for Jordan.”