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!


The Beatles arrive

This weekend saw the arrival of our new Fab Four horses – we nicknamed them the Beatles – and so we called them John, Paul, Ringo and George. Their names suit them perfectly!

ranch siesta los rubios the beatles

John Paul Ringo & George arrive

These four boys have been together for a long time and they are super relaxed as a little group. We visited them at their previous home where the owner was injured and could not look after them/ride them so well any more. So we have given them a new home here at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios.

The Beatles are just getting to know their new surroundings – and us them – and this was their first time into the school this weekend. We plan that as they are so quiet and calm, and like being together,  they’ll soon be helping beginner riders on Saddle Ups and lessons.

Although a few of them might have some other additional talents we think… John is a big lad and with a little muscle is going to be handsome lad. Ringo is very eager and the youngest and so who knows, he might fancy jumping? PS He is also super handsome!

So watch this space for more of the Beatles news!

Pony Patrol

This is Paco about to go out on Pony Patrol.

Pony Patrol Estepona children’s riding
Paco is a pony we brought down from his native countryside in the north of Spain (Asturias) and started under saddle. Lola has been spending a lot of time with Paco and helping him learn all about being a good pony, and being calm when out in the big world. She and her sister took out the Pony Patrol to introduce Paco to the rivers around the Ranch!

Pony Patrol Estepona children’s riding

Deer in the hills!

You never know what you’ll find out on a horse ride in Estepona – today it was deer in the hills!

Deer in the hills

We also saw a baby goat just born a few minutes before. And of course a lot of stunning views on the Mountain and Rivers ride. This ride can be done at a walk / trot or for more experienced riders trot and canter.

We cover 15-20 km on this ride. Horses and riders love it!

Horse riding goals

Horse riding EsteponaSomeone is having a little word with Lagris about their horse riding goals for 2020 together!

River ride Estepona

River ride Estepona with Ranch Siesta Los Rubios We had a little rain in January and the rivers started flowing again. The horses and riders both love to come on a river ride Estepona. Why not join us? After the rains the mountains are suddenly green and lush again.
River ride Estepona with Ranch Siesta Los Rubios
River ride Estepona with Ranch Siesta Los Rubios River ride Estepona with Ranch Siesta Los Rubios River ride Estepona with Ranch Siesta Los Rubios