Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tía Tula goes horse riding!

Last week Tía Tula braved the heat and went horse riding. At first we were given a mini lesson on how to ride the horse to make sure that we could all handle them on our ride out and then we left the stables in single file. 

The ride lasted around an hour and it took us along the green banks of the river and even through the water! The owner told us that this area around the banks of the river is always green, no matter what time of year it is. This is because all the farmers around the area use the free water from the river to water the plants…as we found out when we got wet going under one of the sprinklers. As you are driving towards ´La Huerta´ you can see how the landscape changes from a yellow colour to green and the reverse as you are leaving the area. 

All the horses behaved themselves apart from the one at the back who kept pinching bits to eat and then trotting really fast to catch up with the gang… it´s rider wasn´t too amused!

After we had finished riding we were all so hot from the blazing sun that we decided to swim in the river. It was so refreshing but there were a lot of fish watching you swim.

So if you´re looking to do something different and interesting, Tía Tula recommends the ´ruta a caballo´. For more information, you can visit their website.

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