Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Riding in Argentina

I flew to Argentina to ride across the Andes.

The first job was to find the right horse and the right saddle. 

To try these out, we rode across the hills and spent a morning bringing in cattle. 

This was good fun in itself. The Estancia was beautiful.

Having rounded them up, we brought them down the valley.

Once in the kraals they were checked over and inoculated.

Whilst the horses were unsaddled,

we had local beer with our lunch - beef cooked under the trees on an open fire.

The meat was from the farm and very special, cooked on long pieces of iron.

Whilst some of the horses were released on the hillside to rest and graze,

We kept in those that would take us on the long trek, which would begin the next day.

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