Horseback riding in Haciendas, Ecuador

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Touch the Sky Trail


Touch the Sky Trail


Tack: The South American tack utilized is very similar to western. The saddle has a pommel and a deep seat.
Horses: Zuletenan breed; a mixture between Andalusian, Quarter horse, and Thouroughbred
Pace: Slow moderate with trots and canters according to riding level. 3 - 4 hours in the saddle
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 3.5 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 6
Weight: Max 220 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 10 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 20

Terrain
Riders will have numerous opportunities to explore the Andean countryside along high altitude trails (between 9.000 and 13.000 feet) that wind through ‘páramo’ grasslands and cloud forest, along cobblestone trails and through local villages.

Horses
The Hacienda is known not only for its prize-winning pure Andalusians including national champions and precious stallions, but especially for its very own breed – the Zuleteño. The Hacienda was the first to bring purebred horses to Ecuador, starting with Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred and changing to Andalusians in the early 60s. The Zuleteño is a combination of those three breeds and known for its qualities as a very noble, gentle and versatile horse. The horses respond best to light, but clear signals. They are used to being ridden with a soft hand and slack in the reins. They are taught to neck rein.
Every horse is known for its specialties. Some have advanced training in dressage and Spanish riding, others in taking perfect care of small children,… You will be able to pick your favorite horse of the herd, for your whole stay, or just for the day´s activity.

Guides
You will be in safe hands with our knowledgeable, friendly local guides. All excursions are accompanied by a local guide, although an English speaking guide is also available. 
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Touch the Sky Trail
Tour Code: IT-ECSR03
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,085.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Standard Roo... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Deluxe Room 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Junior Suite 2 /10 Reserve
D 2020 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Standard Roo... 2 /10 Reserve
E 2020 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Deluxe Room 2 /10 Reserve
F 2020 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Junior Suite 2 /10 Reserve
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Tack: The South American tack utilized is ve...
Horses: Zuletenan breed; a mixture between And...
Pace: Slow moderate with trots and canters a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Quito
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