BALNARRING Beach is one of the Victorian beaches where horses can be ridden for recreation, rehabilitation and training.
Photographer for The News, Gary Sissons was up early on Friday 31 March when these two horses, above, were being exercised at the beach.
Riding permits are issued annually by the Balnarring foreshore management committee with allocations for families, local recreational riders and horse trainers. There are no casual riding permits.
Riders must wear a numbered horse permit vest and follow rules designed to protect the environment (including beach nesting birds and the dune vegetation) as well as people on the beach.
Rangers regularly patrol the beach to enforce the rules.
For details about the riding permits or to be added to the waiting list email: firstname.lastname@example.org