Ridning till vattenfallet El Limon
Hästar eller åsnor?
Horseback riding to the waterfall El Limon
I have not told you much about our stay in Dominican Republic so I thought I would give you one little tip if you ever go there …
The trip started with a bus ride for about 25 minutes through pretty villages, you know, the ones with small colorful Caribbean houses. When arriving at the ranch we were told that our family would ride alone, bingo!
Horses or donkeys?
We got our horses, model small. Felt really sorry for Rickards horse, the horse, or actually the mule, was way smaller than him. But the horses walked on without problems up the steep and rocky slopes. The trail we rode went through beautiful rivers, rocky lots, mud and narrow paths that steeped several hundred meters down into the green valleys. One was quite grateful the horse didn’t stumbled there …
Promise you will have beautiful views and some adrenaline if you are not experienced riders, ha ha!
After about a 40 minutes ride, it was time to leave the horses to walk the last bit up to the waterfall. First we had to go down to a small waterfall, genic through rivers with our sneakers and then we arrived to a gigantic absolutely fantastic wild waterfall, El Limon. So beautiful! You can swim there too so me and Embla swam out into the waterfall. It was really cool and refreshing!
The walk back to the horses went straight up the rocky trails and clay. We walked barefoot in our bikinis. Perfect, it was after all the Swedish sport holiday …
Once back with the horses, we changed into dry clothes and started riding back home. This is not a ride for a coward. The trail is considerably steep in some places but the horses are just to it. Okay, they do stumble from time to time but it is only to hold on to the rope (no, there are no reins) or the saddle.
The ride ended in full gallop through a small village with sandy streets. My horse/pony Blancita was faster than the wind!
Delicious lunch buffet
Back at the ranch we were served a simple but delicious lunch buffet while waiting for the others who went with us in the bus, to return. A really nice half day trip!
This excursion was fun but it’s really not for big people. The horses are small and although they certainly are used to walking up and down the steep trails, they should perhaps not carry a 90 kilogram rider? Beautiful views, sweet Caribbean villages, riding, beautiful nature and a magnificent waterfall were baked up to a half day excursion. Perfect for those who want to experience a lot in short time.