Horse Riding in Cajón del Maipo

Horse Riding in Cajon Del Maipo

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Liz and me spent a wonderful weekend in Cajón del Maipo. Liz was there a few weeks ago on a company trip as an incentive and liked it a lot so we decided to go there. We were heading straight towards Cascadas de las Animas. It is a beautiful place where you can do horse riding, rafting and there is also a pool. We asked if they had a Cabañas (a small bungalow) available for the night but unfortunately they did not. We decided to have lunch there. The place was really nice and lunch was ok. After lunch we spent some time near the river and then dicided to go search for some accomodation. This did not seem to be very easy as this Friday was a bank holiday weekend. After about 1 hour of Cabaña hunting we found a nice place half a mile north of San José de Maipo. The Cabaña was clean and looked newish. We had a small rest and went for dinner in San José de Maipo (a small village). The next day we wanted to go horse riding. We saw a place next to the road, told the man we would like to do some horse riding but we had only done it once before. He gave us two nice looking horses helped us up and said off you go ??? I was scared. I had little control over my horse and jumped off after about 5 minutes. We returned the horses and Liz told the man that it was not for us. We searched for another place and found a nice little farm. We asked if they do guided horse riding and the man was ever so friendly and agreed. 2 guides went with us on a 2 hour horse ride up the mountains. It was fabulous!!! I want to publish the details of the place but at this precise moment cannot find the business card we were given  * see below for the details of the farm / Guides from Caballo de Troja The 2 hour guided horse ride was CLP 40,000 for both me and Liz (50 EUROS) and was well worth the money spent. I really hope we will be able to find the business card since this place was amazing and the guides were so friendly. Cascadas de las Animas was more touristy and would have been more expensive for sure or we would have had to ride in a bigger group. Liz and myself will definately repeat the riding experience.

What is more to say than Life is good!

update: I found the details of the Farm and the Guides: Caballo de Troya Camino al volcan number 29479 San Alfonso Tel.: (0056) 28611915 and the cell phone is: (0056)995395495

Ask for Kiko who was our main Guide

 

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2 thoughts on “Horse Riding in Cajón del Maipo

  1. The reason for that is because lead ropes don’t lead horses or control horses. You’re in trouble right from the start if you expect a little bitty rope or even a rope with some kind of chain at the business end, to control a horse. You have to lead a communication system that clearly tells the horse you are the lead mare he can trust and that clearly tells him the speed, the direction, and the shape you want the horse to move.

  2. Your objective is to keep the horse’s attention on you without making any loud moves. So before something else gets his attention, you want to make just a little bit bigger move to get his attention back to you–jiggle a whip, raise a hand, or walk in a little closer or a little farther back from that shoulder line. his head down and starts eating grass or whatever, you’re going to have to be loud with your actions to get his attention back. You’ll startle him, he’ll run from your “attack,” and it will take longer for him to trust you.

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