What you'll do
Using airbnb site, i should be informed about important data: age, weight, physical or health limitations and previous experiences with horses. then I will be able to choose the horse, the equipment and the adequate route. We will meet at "parada 21 da Lomba do Pinheiro", and from there we will take another bus that will take us to the horses. the guest will be welcomed with a "chimarrão" ( a welcome typical drink) at a local's family house, where he or she can use the facilities. The horses will be already properly equipped. I help the guest to get on horse and teach he or she how to use the equipment and how to move on horse when requested. Once the guest, all the companions and the horses are comfortable, we start our ride! Once it is a ride for non riders, the mount in movement time will be no longer than 20 minutes, with brakes and stops to set position, rest, take pictures, stretch a little, or even dismount to see something better out of horse, if desired. It will be not allowed to exceed the mount in movement time, to avoid pain on the day after. when we are back to the local family's house, the guest will be able to use the facilities and a snack will be served for all.
I am a veterinary graduated in 1994, but i practice horseback riding in urban and rural areas since 1992, even several days rides. I had developed techniques to move and behave that turn in a very safe and fun experience to ride in alleys, rural and urban streets. I have been leading non riders in small rides just to take a look at the beauty of those places, and nature is so exuberant that places are still amazing even under rain... the equipment and horses work together in a match, in a way it is possible to take for a ride small kids or elderly people; or even women that rather use skirt to ride, because i have a side saddle ready to be used. in the case the guest is a child, she or she must be accompanied by the responsible, by foot. Of course the responsible can be a guest, also, and then both ride.
There will be served a snack for all at the end of the ride, at the local family's house. They will serve what they are used…
Free public bus from parada 21 to the horses, and same way back.
I provide the horse, properly equipped for the guest's first ride, shadow hats, riding helmet, and one water proof cover…
Where you'll be
We will use rural accesses, alleys and few car movement roads, that are used only by locals to get home at night, so typical and local animals and plants can be seen, like wild orchids, centenary trees, fruit and leaf eater monkeys (Allouatta), birds and butterflies, and even locals in they daily tasks. there are many routes, and there is always one good to the local weather condition and the guest biotype.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 3 guests aged 2 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
There are other ways to get to "parada 21", but they are not available all days of the week. The published one is available all days and the guest gets out at the final stop, so they is no way to get out at a wrong place.
Horseback riding for non riders
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