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November lockdown update

Very sad to inform you all that the Province of Granada has now gone into full lockdown, from Tuesday 10th November 2020. Under this lockdown, all non-essential businesses must be closed until at least Monday 23rd November 2020. That’s us again, which is devastating, albeit perhaps unsurprising. How can you continue to support us?

You can still book horse riding holidays with us and if you can’t come due to pandemic restrictions, you won’t lose that deposit, of course. www.caballoblancotrekking.com/ref/1

You can also support us by buying one of our calendars. They’re €12 each (+packing and postage of €11.60 certified and in a protective envelope to UK and Europe.) Just ping us a message.

Donating directly to food for the horses either through our website. The team page is being updated so if you can’t see a particular horse there, please don’t hesitate to message us.https://caballoblancotrekking.com/meet-the-team/

Buy a pin badge! A perfect way to carry us with you everywhere, on a jacket, or a bag. Just €1.50 each. Get in touch and let us know which horse you’d like pictured.

Share our Facebook posts – it’s free and it helps us get known by more people so when we can be back to normal, we can welcome more guests to meet our horses and experience the ride of a lifetime.

Thank you and stay safe.

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Autumn Alpujarran Adventure

EXCITING NEWS!

We have a rather amazing fundraiser being organised. Sarah Nestler, pictured here on horseback with us, has visited the Ranch several times and has chosen us as the beneficiary of her incredible Autumn Alpujarran Adventure!

You can read more about the challenge she’s set herself on GoFundMe.com, just search for Caballo Blanco Trekking or visit the link below. gofundme.com/f/fundraisingforCaballoBlancoTrekking-Com

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Learning to horse ride

Horse riding looks fun and enjoyable but it is a skillful job. For a smooth ride, both horse and the rider need to strike the right balance. It is important for a rider to follow a horse’s motion and stay in balance, if not you will end up gripping the horse with your thighs, clinging on to him by holding their calves etc. if this creates some unbalance in the horse’s motions, his ability to turn would get affected.

If you want to understand how a rider’s balance affects a horse’s movement then read through.

– An off-balance rider typically falls behind the motion of the horse.

– Leaning to far forward is another mistake that riders make.

– Leaning more towards one side also affects the balance.

– Shifting the weight onto the wrong seat bone is another mistake that should be avoided.

If a rider goes off balance, the horse feels uncomfortable and is bound to react but this reaction differs from horse to horse. Some horses might speed up and move forward faster and faster, some might slow down and even stop running, some might turn more or less than the rider’s expectations and some might turn in completely different direction than what the rider intended.

In the above mentioned scenarios, if anybody has to be blamed then it is the rider and not the horse. the horse’s reaction gives you signs of the rider’s balance issue. If you are facing similar problems with your horse, check out your own balance and the position of your body position before blaming the horse.

If you’d like to experience the mountains through the ears of a horse, or would like to get back into the saddle after a break, we can provide horse riding lessons. Just get in touch to find out more.

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Molly

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Love is in the air

Heard quite a bit of a hullabuloo in the paddocks and found Sambuca and Malibu getting to know one another better 💙 This went on for about two hours in total! 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

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Happy birthday, Sarah!

A little horsey told us it’s someone rather important’s birthday today!

Please join us in celebrating Sarah’s birthday today 🥂

If, like us, you would like to spoil her rotten, please just hit that donate button – there’s little else that would make her happier!

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Vicio update

Horse Rescue Association in Spain. Successful rehome of a rescue horse.

A childhood and summer filled with horses.

Vicio and his new tiny owner 💙

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Saturday sunset trek

Lovely Flicka and Chilli enjoying the Saturday sunshine. Perfect weather for evening treks.

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Another successful rescue

Today, we say ‘cheerio’ to our final foster kitten! Uncle Mars has done a great job of looking after him since his sisters left and now he is ready for his furrever home with Amy!

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Happy birthday, Claire!

Mr G at the front, Flicka second, Ciel and Melody swapping as to who was bringing up the rear 🐴🐴🐴🐴 

Happy birthday, Claire! Hope you enjoyed your ride!