Morocco’s Barbary Coast

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Run by: Venture Co Worldwide

Reference number: Maroc BarbaryCoast

From: £890.00

An ideal ride because Morocco is so completely differentfrom the UK yet just a 3 hr flight away. We’ll collect you from the airport andmatch you with a horse that’s just right for you. This ride is popular with allour riders (novice to competition level) and is an ideal overseas ridingholiday because the horses are reliable and the price is excellent – much cheaperthan riding in England! We created this trail ride to give riders who perhapshaven’t ridden many trails and haven’t ridden much outside the UK a chance toexperience an overseas horse riding holiday.

 

The ride begins at the ranch where the guides introduce thebreed, the Barb. This is an ancient breed that traces its heritage backthousands of years: Julius Caesar rode one during his Gallic Campaign. They arequite compact (14.2 to 15.2 hands) but love their work and take care of theirrider.

 

The trail follows tiny paths that lead from beach tobeach along the shoreline. We ford several shallow streams, leads around headlandsand across bluffs with tremendous views out to sea. Sometimes the coast demandsthat we ride inland through the adjacent Argan Forests. This is the same treethat produces the valuable Argan Oil used is massage. The trail links Berber villagesand remote hamlets together which combine to show you rural Moroccan life withits rich heritage. The horses know the country well and there is theopportunity to use all paces.

 

In the evenings there’s time to relax while sharingdinner around the campfire. The guides are local people and will tell you aboutthe folklore and history of this area. We sleep in huge Berber tents which aresimilar to the ones used by the Sahara nomads. There are smaller tentsavailable if you prefer a bit more privacy. All the camp equipment, and yourpersonal baggage is carried in support vehicles, leaving each person to “ridelight” – all you carry is camera, waterbottle and spare clothes, within yourtwin saddlebags.

 

This horse ride is perfect for intermediate riders andadvanced; excellent for families with children who are confident. Advancedriders will particularly enjoy the well-schooled, responsive horses.

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