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Riding horses in Chile

Monday, February 03, 2014

Uploading photos at this hostel is ridiculous. I spent 30 minutes on the first attempt and it got to 97% before dropping the connection, forcing me to start over from scratch. (I've already cropped and shrunk the photo to make it as small as reasonable.)

Anyway, we spent the morning on a 5 mile horse ride in this valley near Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. It was really great, and I enjoyed the horse I had - named "Parajito." He was responsive, if a bit energetic. Much nicer than the standard tired rental horse you get in the US that acts as if it is tied to the horse in front.

I expect this may be because in Patagonia so many people ride as a common mode of transportation. Horses are a grass-powered all-terrain-vehicle.

Fortunately they also found nice calm horses for my friends who have less experience. I think they had fun too, but I think Suan still prefers windsurfing, and Axel probably prefers hiking on his own two feet. LOL


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJOYCE55 5/20/2014 9:02AM

  What a great adventure. congrats!

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JSTETSER 3/3/2014 5:36PM


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THEVOW2013 2/21/2014 5:51PM


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WATERMELLEN 2/19/2014 8:30PM

    What an exciting adventurous life you live! (I must have missed this while on my own much tamer short holiday!!)

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MAW_OH 2/7/2014 11:34PM

    I wish we had 'horse lanes' here, right next to the bike lanes. I don't know if I would be able to properly care for a horse, but I'd love to have one to take a quick trip to the store or 'drive through'. They would probably have horse 'pooper scooper' laws, and it would probably take a large garbage bag and shovel to scoop it up! But still, it would be a very 'green' way to travel.

Do they have any dancing in Chile? emoticon

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EMMACLAIRE5 2/7/2014 10:56AM

    Looks like you're having a FAB trip - enjoy and keep the pictures coming when you can!

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    What a great adventure!

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CARRIE1948 2/5/2014 7:50AM

    Looks cool

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NEW-CAZ 2/4/2014 2:56AM

    emoticon wonderful picture

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/3/2014 10:07PM

    What a fun adventure! I lived in South America for a year and a half, would love to go back! Enjoy!

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LESLIELENORE 2/3/2014 10:03PM

    That is awesome!

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DDOORN 2/3/2014 9:52PM

    Taking full advantage of every possible adventure along the way...woo hoo! :-)


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SNOWYOGA 2/3/2014 9:11PM

    Love this picture!

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TINAJANE76 2/3/2014 8:33PM

    Awesome, Anja!

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