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Garrison horses daybreak swim

Published on November 10, 2018 by NeilAndOlivia

During a recent stay some guests of ours found a few mentions on line that the race horses that live at Garrison are taken for a swim every morning at daybreak.   There wasn't a huge amount of information available except a vague location and the suggestion it was at dawn.   Thinking this might make for some great photos they set their alarms for 4.30am and headed down to Pebbles Beach.   The beach is sign posted off the main highway in Garrison, and there is a car park straight ahead as you come off the main road.    (It is the same car park where the famous Cuz's snack stall is situated, some say selling the best fish cakes on the island).

Park up and wander down to the beach, turning right and going towards the pier.    If you settle on the sand the horses will slowly come down in pairs and you can watch them enjoying a cooling swim in the water.   You do need to be there at dawn though, ideally around 5.30am (and we can't guarantee they will be there every day as they don't swim on race days so if you want to be certain to catch them check there isn't a race happening).

It really is the most magical of sights.  They were in twos and threes when our guests saw them but we have heard there can be as many as eight at a time.

If you are feeling brave you can ask if you might join the horses for a swim too, but do be mindful to ask permission of the horses' carer and make you stay near the horse's head where he can see you!

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Welcome to our home away from home! We are Neil and Olivia and we bought this property after retiring from running a vineyard for 10 years. We have spent the last few years travelling the world (often in a classic car) and fell in love with Barbados the first time we visited. As much as we love to travel, we also like to spend time relaxing with a good bottle of wine and great company. We have furnished Fairways very much with that vibe in mind: somewhere for you to unwind and enjoy your well deserved holiday, but close enough to plenty of restaurants, beaches and "must do's" so you never hear the dreaded "I'm bored". We also know that it is the little touches that really make a holiday, so we are more than happy to help with special requests beyond "can you organise a cot". Getting married and need transport? Have a special dinner to book? Want to have dinner served at home but don't want to cook it? We would love to help with any of those. Please do get in touch
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