Sao Miguel Horse Riding, Azores, Portugal

June 19th, 2013|

As we round the bend of the Lake of Seven Cities, the Porshe picks up speed. Only this Porshe is not a German manufactured sports car. I’m riding in a top-of-the-line, five person carriage made in Poland and pulled by a magnificent purebred Lusitano horse named Safira. The owner of the horse and carriage company, […]

Sao Miguel Horseback Riding Vacation, Azores, Portugal

June 12th, 2013|

As my taxi cab pulled into the parish of Ginetes on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, I immediately spotted my ride. Two horses, a paint and a Lusitano, turned their heads in my direction when I hopped out of the taxi, grabbing my riding helmet as I slammed the car door.

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Horse Riding Vacation, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal

June 5th, 2013|

For miles around, all you see is rocks. Rocks on the ground and rock walls made of basalt. It takes a special breed of horse, and strong hooves to withstand the terrain on Pico Island in Portugal. Afterall, Pico Island, this Archipelago of the Azores, is one of nine volcanic islands situated in the North […]