Autumn hacks

It’s so beautiful up in the mountains at this time of year and the perfect temperature to enjoy some fabulous autumn hacks.

This is Alberto, he is 70 something and one of our regular riders when he is here in the cooler months. He is on his new favorite horse, Ringo. He has ridden most of the horses at the Ranch over the years.

Alberto, you are inspirational to us all!

Happy hackers

We have been busy introducing beginners to our horses with our Saddle Up 2 hour experience for first timers.
And taking a lot of children through our fantastic one-to-one learn to ride package called Trot On.
Plus of course taking people out riding and enjoying the company of our many liveries on the trails.
Here you’ll see Nicola, a new rider, taking Ahitan (Arab) out for the first time with Sylvia and Lord.

Horses & happy times

A few photos from the Ranch showing our happy horses & happy times we have here. ENJOY and come and join us.

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Young horse Garrincha and Spanish giant Califa

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Kiko ready to ride…

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

It’s beautiful out here

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Quiet times

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Collecting fresh figs (horses love them!)

 

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Old boy George enjoying a gentle ride out

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Social distancing

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Happy horses, happy riders and wonderful trails

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Who doesn’t love a pony ride on our Shetlands?

Happy horses and riders at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Estepona

Shiny bum! Arab Ahitan

Meet the goats

At the end of a lovely long hill canter the riders met the goats, deer and incredible views!

First time at the top!

Arezu, Caroline’s new young Arab in training for future endurance competitions, went on her first longer ride to the mountain trails. Here she is happy after a long canter up the trails, meeting the goats for the first time and everyone enjoying of course the views. Well done Arezu on your first time at the top. Watch this space, she is a super talented horse.

Ranch Siesta Los Rubios arabian endurance horse Arezu

Happy hackers!

VIDEO : Want to know what it feels like to come on a faster ride with us? Here are some of our experienced riders out in the early morning letting off some energy with our happy horses!

 

Saddle Up Experience

Here’s just a few photos of the dozens of happy customers who have gone through our beginners riding activity – the two hour Saddle Up Experience.

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Out on the trails

Explore the mountain trails with us near Estepona through our photos. We ride most days with experienced riders or those that can trot (2 levels of ride/speed are available). It’s a wonderful route with breathtaking views at any time of the year.

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Last ride before lockdown

Caroline and a few friends went on their last ride before lockdown. Being without the horses is going to be so hard for all the owners and riders at the Ranch. For a lot of people their horse time is their time out, their head space, their downtime from busy lives. It’s a chance to learn, to get fit, to laugh and to enjoy very special moments.

This was one of them.

A lovely ride along the local routes, riverbed and beach to a wonderful tapas bar with tie up area for horses. A last beer together in the afternoon sunshine before everything changes.

This was Ringo’s first time on the beach with us. He was a little sweated up taking it all in but enjoyed it. He is a really wonderful and unique horse and we secretly think Caroline’s new favourite. He has a Paso short energetic stride and body position that is unlike any of the other horses at the Ranch. But super comfortable and a very fun ride.

Beach and bar ride

Our experienced riders and horse owners went off for a beach and bar ride this week. For some of the horses it was their first or second time on the beach, which is always fun. The sea isn’t tidal here so it is usually in the same place, but it can be noisy on the pebbles by the wave line. Some of the horses take the different surface under their hooves and the noise and smell in their stride. Others need a little encouragement. It was a hot day so the riders stopped at the beachside bar for a little light refreshment before heading back to the Ranch. A great beach and bar ride!