Barichara Ride - Colombia

Barichara Ride (short)

4 star rating   2 October 2019

Ana who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Barichara Ride Colombia - beautiful countryside to explore | There were more road rides than expected. The rides on the roads were not very assuring all the times. Most of the riders, including myself, we care as priority the well being of the horses. Some of the rides through the trip were quite challenging on the horses, which sometimes was a concern. Maybe is worth considering dividing the difficult rides in stages, not to add some much pressure on the horses. Also, there were quite a few injuries because of the equipment, which probably is normal in such demanding environment, but the type of the injuries (withers).

(Abbie from In The Saddle replies, "Thank you very much for your feedback, which we have forwarded to the ride operator".)

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Colombia offers a great variety of food, unfortunately the food during the trip only focused on one type of cooking of meat, chicken and fish; which limited the exposure to the incredible flavours of the country. It also it didn’t include a balance combination with vegetables, which cause some impact on some riders (including myself).

(Abbie from In The Saddle replies, "We appreciate your constructive comments regarding the food provided. Julio is going to work on providing more vegetables throughout the ride".)

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Probably if I had known the amount of time that we would spend riding on the roads, I would probably have considered Jordan if the dates had been available. But the countryside is worth visiting, and the experience with the horses is very good.