|Nothing more comfortable than a gaucho saddle|
Many of our guests who come to La Margarita come specifically to ride horses. There is no doubt the estancia is a great place to come and do just that. I remember when I first came here to Argentina I went to a few estancias near BA. There is no doubt they were beautiful estancias but often the riding left a lot to be desired. The horses were tied to trees and you just got on one and it took you for a gentle stroll around the park – great if that is what you are looking for but not if you were looking for the exhilaration of riding over the famous pampas with the wind in your hair, a big blue sky over head and herds of famous Argentine grazing in the fields – believe me it is an exhilarating experience and that’s what we aim to offer on La Margarita - course we can’t always guarantee a blue sky but there is one more times than not
When guests on the estancia first come to our saddling up area to take their horse out the saddles we use often surprise them. Its not a surprise really since they are totally different from those saddles used in say USA or UK and some of our more experienced riders are a little bit cautions about them at first. However, once they get used to them all say how comfortable they are leave La Margarita full of enthusiasm for the gaucho saddle and how comfortable they are.
Recently we made a video one our gauchos saddling up here on La Margarita so you can see what is involved even before you get here as regards the saddles we use. The video is now on La Margarita and here is the link. I hope that you enjoy it ( just click on the link to view it )
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho hasta la vista