I came to spend a month at the Spanish Riding Stables, Caballo Blanco to try something completely different. I had never really ridden or had anything to do with horses before, but was attracted by the idea of coming to spend some time living in the mountains in such a beautiful part of the world.
Since I have been here I have been really enjoying getting to know the Andalucian horses, Ive been working with horses, learning how to look after them and helping out with the day to day running of the farm. I love walking, and have been out exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the farm.
On days off I have tried to go a bit further afield. Caballo Blanco in Las Alpujarras is set in a walkers and riders paradise and it is easy to get up high into the Sierra Nevada. This week I spent 3 days trekking and walking in the snow, staying in one of the refugios, tucked high into the mountains and even climbing the magnificent Mulhacen, mainland Spain’s tallest mountain.
I am sad to say that at the end of this week my time riding horses in Spain is up and I will be moving on, but I will take with me lots of memories and I know that this is somewhere I will definitely come back to!