Blazing Saddles is the closest to Cairns and is a very good choice for backpackers who maybe have a flight or something to catch and are on a time budget. Their riding is done in a bushland and mangrove environment as well as sugar cane fields allowing you to get a wide variety of scenery. They are one of the longest and most experienced horse riding companies in Cairns. They run ATV tours as well on their property (away from the horse riding) so are perfect if you are a couple and your boyfriend wants to ride something mechanical. After the rides you get to meet back up for the hot snacks. You can also do a horse riding/AVT combo tour where you do both on the same day. Blazing Saddles horseriding Adventure
Cairns is a great place to go horse riding, typical locations include beaches, rainforests and jungle streams. You can do a half day trip (2-3 hrs of actual riding) , or a full day trip. Prices range from $99 up to $125 for the half day trip and about $200 for the full day trip.
Cape Tribuation Horse riding is a great option if you are heading to Cape Trib and are staying overnight. It is not possible to do it on a day tour from Cairns. The trips include meadering through pristine rainforest, having a dip in refreshing jungle stream and riding along the fantastic Cape Tribulation Beach. The tour also includes face painting using the natural red ochre from the rainforest stream.