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Having tried the new river walk on foot we decided to give it a go on horses this morning.  I took Scarlett and Clive took Leo. It is often difficult for horses to do a route they are not familiar with, so we took them up into the mountains first, to cover some familiar ground , finishing off on the new part along the river. To be honest, most of the route once we got high into the mountains was totally new to Scarlett, but she took it all in her stride. It was a very warm sunny morning for late December, and with their thick winter coats they were getting quite sweaty so we took a few opportunities to let them stop and eat grass to cool off. (there is also a restaurant half way round, ideal for a beer and tapas!) .

    arriving at the restaurant for a well earned rest, drink and tapas

The ride including beer stop took about 2 1/2 hours, 14 kilometres in total, a nice length for spring and autumn and with a longer stop for something to eat it could easily be a 3 hour ride. (there are some nice spots for picnics too :) )A lot of the river part of the route is in the shade so would be good for the summer too.   We were very proud of how the horses accepted being asked to take lots of new twists and turns, especially as some of the ground was a bit soft under foot, with some narrow paths and low branches to contend with.  The beauty of this new river trail is that it also opens up lots of new options for different shorter rides too, linking trails we already do. We will now have to try some of the other horses :) .

     

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th March – arrive, welcome 3 course evening meal ,28th 29th – course, 30th leave

An informative course on the variety of factors that contribute to the equines hoof form and function, including the digestive system, stress, the environment, pain the equines body and conformation and how to make small changes that can ultimately make a big difference to barefoot horses. (with breaks when needed)
Demo trims on horses, looking at what can safely be trimmed off without compromising the horses soundness. Safe tool handling and safety under horse will also be covered. With very careful guidance and instruction participants will have the opportunity to carry out a maintenance trim on a hoof.

Free time – The option to go horse riding (20 euros per hr), take off on the mountain bikes, enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi.

Price

Price is 390 euros for 3 days/nights including accommodation
breakfast, lunches and evening meals, airport transfers, use of pool, Jacuzzi and mountain bikes. Arrival on 27th ready for welcome meal, course on 28th and 29th and leaving on 30th
(price based on two people sharing a room – single room supplement 50 euros per night)
For an extra 80 euros per night people are welcome to come and stay as many extra days as you want before or after the course to combine cheap flight deals. The price includes evening meal, lunch and breakfast.
*Why not treat yourself and stay on to attend our fantastic Horse communication course from 30th to 2nd April- https://www.facebook.com/events/399218610614008/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1539969745772167
10% discount if attending both courses

Non course participating friends or partners welcome, for people wanting to make a holiday of it, subject to available space. 250 euros

Places for the course are limited to 8 people

Please note flights are not included in the price.

see Facebook even link for more information:-

https://www.facebook.com/events/1871611826209185/