Roam free over most of Vieques
a great many (semi) wild horses running free! You must drive carefully.
This is the
herd that usually stays in Sun Bay, seen in the late afternoon!
at Sun Bay the herd comes near the parking lot ( where they sleep at night,
in the parking lot lights)
Sun Bay Balneario
has its' own herd of wild horses ( most have owners). Most are mares with
thier young. Only one stallion maintains this herd.
run free in Vieques. There is also a very active Paso Fino club,
with numerous horse shows. There are a few Horseback riding facilities
little Puerto Rico Horse History:
"Substantially due to the quality and excellence of the horses
bred on the island, Puerto Rico played a very important role in
the colonization of the New World. In 1521 Ponce de Léon
obtained fifty horses for his search of the fountain of youth.
In the same time period Francisco Pizarro bought horses needed
for the conquest of South America in Puerto Rico and a Don Gaspar
Troche imported stock from Puerto Rico for his horse business
in Mexico. After the collapse of a short gold rush, horses became
the principal export product of Puerto Rico and thousands were
shipped to the New World to satisfy the growing demand. "
from the Paso
How to go horseback riding :
Penny Miller from Sea Gate Apartments can arrange horseback
riding trips. Call her at 787-741-4661. $65. for 2 hours
guided tour including mountains, beach & town.
There is another stables centered in Esperanza, she does a good job too.
ELENAS VIEQUES ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE