There is nothing better than traversing the Ecuadorian
mountain tundras with the Andean wind hitting your face,
at the pace of a gallop on a horse. Enjoy all of the adrenaline
that horseback riding can give you. Be it a trip of a
few hours or an excursion of a few days, you can have
the opportunity to live with this beautiful animal while
enjoying the best landscapes of Ecuador.
In Ecuador, there are excursions of this type that allow
you to visit the surroundings of the haciendas that raise
horses. Allow yourself to experiment what the "chagras"
(Ecuadorian cowboys) felt and still feel in the company
of their noble steed.
The excursions can go from one up to eight days. The
horseback tours are always available and the tour operators
deal with any change in climate that requires a change
Temperature changes can be extreme, be prepared for brusque
changes in temperature (from warm to cold) and for possible
rain, wear appropriate clothing. Also, let us remind you
of the following rules to make your adventure more secure
Personally check the saddle and straps of your horse
before mounting, as well as making sure that the length
of the stirrups and reins are the most comfortable for
you and that they do appear to be too old, ripped or unsafe.
In addition to your security, check that of the horse.
Form a relationship with him and be aware of any sign
of illness, mistreatment or conditions that may be uncomfortable
for the animal. If there is anything amiss, don't get
on the horse and notify someone.
If at any point on the trip, the horse becomes violent
or you feel insecure riding him, ask for a change in horse
of suspend the riding. Dismount immediately.