Novices and beginner riders
A surprisingly large proportion of our visitors who come for a horse ride in the Andes and first-time riders or anyway novices. I am always tremendously impressed at their courage as although I started riding horses when I was six years old, I am still a coward and often feel nervous. However, it is an unnecessary emotion on Chilean horses and I think I have it as a conditioned response from having ridden English horses who are much more nervy and difficult to ride. Chilean horses have such a good calm temperament and are so well trained that they are really easy to ride. The saddles also are very supportive, made for long endurance rides in the mountains, and are not slippery like English saddles, being covered with layers of sheepskin. So really, it is quite easy, as so many people have found. Even to the extent that they can manage the rather startling-looking terrain, which though also safe does not always look it. The horses are so calm and confident, and, as we were told when we first arrived, “The horse knows the way”. So we have lots of comments (below) from people who have ridden for the first time with us and found it easy.
See excerpts from Tripadvisor reviews below the photographs.
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