Horse friendships at the Ranch

We have been able in lockdown to capture some very special moments. Living in bigger herds to enjoy socialising time and play has seen some very special friendships form. Horses communicate in such subtle ways and make decisions on who they like to hang out with, share food with, play with. We have been watching some of the more grumpy alpha females actually start to relax and bond with each other. Having time and patience to let them get to know each other has seen massive changes in all the horses here during lockdown. They are all very relaxed and willing to consider new horse friendships at the Ranch.

Sharing some of these marvellous moments between friends that we have been lucky enough to see over these challenging weeks. Bringing a little smile to the hard, long and lonely days.

Lockdown life in Spain

What is lockdown life in Spain like, here at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios?

Well firstly it’s very quiet without everyone coming and going. Caroline the owner and her children are here looking after nearly 30 horses and ponies on their own, every single day. That is really hard work.
It’s been hard to get deliveries of food organised and then there’s a lot of lifting and shifting to do.

But the horses are all happy. They are all being taught to use the horse walker so they can get their exercise each day. They are out playing in the school together and forming new friendships. Happy herd time is very important for horses and their mental health. Socialising is very therapeutic.

But life goes on. And here is a little glimpse of our version of lockdown life in Spain!