Riding in Cuba! =D
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

Riding in Cuba! =D

This is a discussion on Riding in Cuba! =D within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category
  • Horses ride in cuba pictures

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-23-2010, 09:09 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Riding in Cuba! =D

So I just got back from 8 days in Cuba! It was an ok trip, not one I'd personally do again, but I hate hot weather, haha. Anyway, second day in, I FOUND THE PONIES. Talk about your difference in culture! These animals were downright fat and healthy compared to most of what I saw - our scooter trip made me almost cry seeing how shockingly emaciated the rural cart horses are, trotting down the highway with entire families in the cart. The tack was absolutely primitive, and it wasn't until we got back I realized my cinch was twisted and the saddle was done up funky. I felt so bad, normally I'd check my tack even on a guided ride, but it was a rushed situation with some confusion so I'd lept on so as to not hold up the other couple any longer.

I have ZERO clue what breed these animals are - from research it seems it's the Criollo that's more native to Cuba, but these obviously aren't "purebred". They're narrow as hell, with tiny Arabian bodies and big Mustang heads. Only the youngster that was tied up with a saddle on actually looked like a "normal" horse, almost a Thoroughbred cross.

Anyway, enjoy the pics! My mom's pony was named Cucaracha and my horse is Hemiento? Something like that, the guide couldn't speak a lick of English, haha.


Baby pony! The other woman on the ride was riding his dam.


My mom and the trail guide.


The ocean!


Me and my pony!


My mom


The other couple.


My pony! Tell me you aren't DIGGING his fancy bridle?!


Safety? What safety?!


The grouchy mare with an even COOLER bridle


The cute youngster in training


I eventually got to touch him on the neck but he was VERY shy.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-23-2010, 10:34 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Awww, I love the second to last picture! They are some different looking horses aren't they!
     
    01-24-2010, 06:08 AM
  #3
Yearling
Cute ponies but yikes... those saddles and bridles are scary!!!
     
    01-24-2010, 09:00 AM
  #4
Yearling
Holy scary tack batman! But at least the ponies are cute lol.
     
    01-24-2010, 11:34 AM
  #5
Yearling
Look at the saddle pad O_O And scary bridles.
I hope you had fun tho !
     
    01-24-2010, 01:51 PM
  #6
Trained
Yeah that tack is a bit creepy.
     
    01-24-2010, 01:57 PM
  #7
Chat Moderator
Criollo is the mustang of South America and central America long wityh the island of the region, They are the feral horses of the area. Slightly different in the habit and more Spanish more in them.
     
    01-24-2010, 04:34 PM
  #8
Yearling
It really is interesting/shocking to go to another country and see how they treat animals. When we were in Ensenada, Mexico, we found a stable that actually took good care of the horses but there was one place alongside the main highway where the horses were in horrible condition, broke my heart. One mare had a little foal who was just loose right next to the road with cars zooming by going 60+ mph and she was so thin, tied up all day in the hot sun waiting on someone to come ride....... In Sonora Bay all the donkeys, cows, etc were so emaciated but then so were the people! I hired a day laborer from Guatamala yesterday to help put away my hay and do some yard work and he kept asking questions about my horses and shaking his head at the cost of their care. Poor guy hadn't worked or barely eaten in 5 days due to our rain.
     
    01-24-2010, 05:04 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I am digging those saddles! I gotta get me one of those!
     
    01-24-2010, 05:12 PM
  #10
Weanling
Wow, those bridles... Saddles... Saddle pads!! Yeeks.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please start new riding topics in the new riding forums! Mike_Admin Horse Riding 11 08-24-2011 02:07 AM
Different riding levels sharing the riding ring RadHenry09 Horse Riding 6 11-16-2009 03:36 PM
hi, look our chinese riding pictures.now too many people like riding. pony555 Horse Pictures 24 09-27-2009 06:47 PM
Getting back into riding-lease choice and riding critique! missy06 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-02-2008 05:50 PM
Western riding vs. English riding. SonnyWimps Horse Riding 4 04-04-2008 05:24 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0