|Diabla - for those of you who can ride and want a bit of a challenge - this is Susanas fav horse|
When I first purchased La Margarita all those years ago I purchased a few horses with it. When I asked the owner what their names were I was surprised to find that they were the horses with no names, as the song goes and I recall I wrote a blog on the subject. It seemed that in this part of the world names for horses was considered a bit sissy. Umm but not where I come from - we like to give our horses names. And so started the task of teaching our gauchos who worked on the estancia that we wanted to have names for our horses. Gradually as more and more guest came to La Margarita the horses started to acquire names given to them by our guests and gradually the names started to stick – for instance Dolores is named after Dolores who has been a guest on La Margarita more times than I can count. Diablo was named by a guest who came here and always asked for the horse that acted sometimes like a devil – hence she gave him the name Diablo. Gradually over the years our horses got names until at last now there are names for all of our horses and we are producing a rouges gallery of our horses. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing our horses rouges gallery with details of the horse so that even before you come to La Margarita you could pick your horse to ride – I will write another blog when its published but in the meantime here are a few photos of some the usually suspects.
|Everyone loves Dolores she will go slow and fast but always look after you|
Today is 5th August and the sun is shining – it’s not a special day but sometimes it seems to me that all days are pretty special on La Margarita. I have to say we are in full winter and the nights can turn pretty chilly but at the moment I am walking round with just a t -shirt. But being a Brit those chilly nights just give me a chance to get the log fire going after a ride out on the horses with names, snuggle up around the fire, chat with staff and guests and take a nice glass of Malbec in front of the warm roaring logs – magic. I love the summer here that’s for sure but the winter can be equally espectacular and if you came here I am sure you would see why and the great thing is all our bedrooms have log fires so if you want to snuggle up with a loved one in private and take a glass or two of wine and listen to the crackle of the burning logs in private there is no better place than La Margarita believe me.
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho hasta pronto