Category Archives: Horse riding in the mountains of andalucia

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

I had a good ride on my horse this morning – the first in nearly two weeks. Yesterday’s weather forecast promised us rain storms with thunder and lightning, but we got blue sky and sunshine so I took advantage of … Continue reading

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Green shoots of recovery

I’ve been into the fire-ravaged natural park a few times over the three weeks since we were evacuated from our village celebrations – see here for that story. It still smells of bonfire but looks somehow hauntingly beautiful. Some of … Continue reading

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Me and my shadow

I guess this post could be alternatively titled ‘spot Roly’. The only photos he is missing from are those taken on camino.

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A walk on the dark side

Today Liana, Roly and I took ourselves for a trip into the Canillas de Albaida valley, down to the river where we can usually find a bit of grass for Liana, although it is rather sparse at the moment. It … Continue reading

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It started with a bang……..and ended in disaster

A volley of rockets was launched at about 7 am to announce the forthcoming party. It was a beautiful clear morning, albeit rather windy, and I was in the stable preparing liana’s breakfast. As usual she took absolutely no notice … Continue reading

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What a glorious day

We have experienced a whole spectrum of weather conditions in the last few days. Just a week ago (the night/morning of 19/20 December) we had winds so strong that they lifted from outside our door a very heavy wooden cupboard … Continue reading

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A ride out with los hombres

My occasional riding partner, Pepe, telephoned me yesterday to invite me to ride with a group to El Acebuchal. I was fairly sure I had the meeting time and place correct, but not so sure of other details because I … Continue reading

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It was a dark and windy night…….

I was aware during the night of some vey gusty weather, with the sounds of the wind whistling outside the window and the scraping of garden furniture moving across the terrace. However it had died down to just breezy this … Continue reading

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A bit too adventurous

Liana is a bay coloured mare who stands 16 hands. She is 11 years old and has an ‘interesting’ personality, not always the friendliest of creatures. She seems to have an inbuilt sullen streak and will often give the impression … Continue reading

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