Mendoza, Argentina – Horseback Riding in the Andes

So far my previousposts from Argentina have featured outdoor and adventure activities such as hiking and wine tasting, and to continue with that theme I am brought to Ashley and my final full day in Mendoza which was spent horseback riding. We were picked up at our hostel and driven about an hour outside of the city into the foothills of the Andes. When we arrived, our horses were brought to us by a true gaucho, who was able to control their speed during our ride with a simple change of his whistle. The day consisted of two riding sessions which were broken up by what seemed like an endless asado, the traditional barbecue gathering found in Argentina and other parts of South America. During the first ride, we took a break and I had my first taste of mate, which I proceeded to drink copious amounts of for the rest of the trip. The riding itself was spectacular. Up and down hills, through twists and turns in the brush, and all the while surrounded by the beautiful scenery that is the Andes. I’ve only had a few experiences riding horses, but I can confidently say that this was the most unique and enjoyable day of riding I’ve had yet.

Hitching Post

Gaucho

Horse and Goat

Mountain Views While Riding

Plants

Ashley

Goat on a Hill

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2 thoughts on “Mendoza, Argentina – Horseback Riding in the Andes

  1. Pingback: Mendoza, Argentina – All The Rest « Benjamin Deibert Photography

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