MEET SOME OF THE HORSES
The horses you will be riding in Rajasthan are the gorgeous yet rare Marwari horses, indigenous to India. Chances are you will never have had the chance to ride a Marwari before as there are only a handful outside of the country (the government has banned the exportation of this breed).
These horses are descendants of the ancient Indian war horses and these sweet natured, forward going horses are renowned for their loyalty, endurance and stamina (not to mention their adorable in-turned ears).
At one point Marwari horses were on the brink of extinction – no thanks to the Brits who came over and didn’t want local horses cross breeding with their Thoroughbreds. Thankfully these hardy creatures are now making a resounding come back across India, especially Rajasthan (we have tour leader Bonnie to thank for this).
These stunning horses aren’t the biggest, standing on average 15-16 hh (please note we have a weight limit of 90kg). These guys can come in any colour but are most frequently, black, piebald and skewbald, with pure greys being favoured by holy men. Marwaris are fantastic all rounders, built to thrive and survive in arid desert conditions. Hardy and brave these gorgeous animal really are a pleasure to ride.