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.

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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!

Mountain hacks in Estepona

It is so beautiful in the early Spring and we absolutely love the mountain hacks in Estepona, riding up through the rivers. The views are spectacular, the wildflower carpets are flourishing and it’s just green everywhere. The air is fresh but warm.

And we have taken a lot of people up on the mountain trails to share this wonderful space with them.

Just a few photos from our mountain hacks in Estepona from the last weeks. Why not come and join us?

Spring blossom

After the rainy days recently, the land starts to say thank you. We have some rather beautiful Spring blossom up in the mountains.

The grass is luscious and green, there are flowers appearing and the tree blossom is just stunning. We stop at the viewpoint on our mountain horse rides to admire the view, and the Spring blossom makes the best backdrop for photos, of course!