There is a lot to do on a working horse safari as we are a real project dealing with the needs of our clients and horses. Importantly, you will spend a great deal of time in the saddle riding our horses and looking after them.
Listed below is the kind of day you might expect.
BREAKFAST: Wake up, get dressed and enjoy a hearty English breakfast; there is always plenty to eat and drink. After breakfast put on your riding gear and prepare for the day ahead which may include the following.
- Riding and entertaining clients on day rides and safaris.
- Hoof trimming and grooming with Pat at the stables.
- Riding lessons with kids on the beach or at the stables.
- Helping saddle the horses.
- Entertaining and looking after clients on trips to Benguerra Island.
- Going to town with Mandy to stock up with provisions.
- Conversational English IMAP School.
- Exploratory rides.
- Soap Making.
- Tack repairs and maintenance.
- Halter & hay net making.
LUNCH: Lunch will be served at the house if you are not busy or out with clients. This may be spaghetti bolognaise, stir fry, peri peri chicken or fresh sea fish all served with paõ (Portuguese white bread rolls baked in wood-fired ovens in villages), refreshments and salad. After lunch you can have a swim in the ocean or relax by the pool and get ready for similar activities to the morning.
DINNER: Dinner is served at the house or at times you might eat with the clients. After that you can relax on your veranda, chat about the day, enjoy a cold beer at the bar or prepare for the following day.