“The seven days we spent with our 6 new riding friends, the amazing guides and all the base and fly camp team was not just a riding holiday but a life-changing experience that will remain with us forever. From the moment we were collected from our pre-ride accommodation by the lovely Rosie all my anxiety of ” Will I be ok in my new boots ?” disappeared and the raw beauty of Patagonia swept me away into a whirl of sensuous vistas of crystal clear sparkling lakes and rugged mountains rising up to meet the sky.
The campsite was as if from a picture book set on a river with the cookhouse, dining room and tents dotted amongst the trees delivering a sensation of privacy in the wilderness. The food offered over the ride was cooked for us with love and the flavours were divine and we washed it down with great wine and on occasion Pisco Sour.
The horses were treasures well trained, patient, sure-footed and good-natured and not once did I feel unsafe or question their ability. My solid gelding “Pampa” was a trojan and carried me effortlessly up and down without complaint. I will never forget the feel of his soft coat and the nuzzle and nudge he gave me at the end of the ride to be released for a well-earned roll.”