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).

Marwari horse

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.

THE HORSES

Gulbadan - One of Horse Trek Holidays safari horses

Gulbadan

Means white rose in English

  • Male
  • Age: 10 years
  • Experience in horse treks for over 4 years
  • Participated in Endurance of 60 km and Tent pegging
Chaya - One of Horse Trek Holidays safari horses

Chaya

Means shadow in English

  • Mare
  • Age: 13 years
  • Experience in horse treks for over 10 years
  • Participated in Endurance of 80 and 100 km. And Tent Pegging
  • Gold medal in 100 km endurance
Chandrarekha - One of Horse Trek Holidays safari horses

Chandrarekha

Means moon-ray in English

  • Mare
  • Age: 14 years
  • Experience in Safaris of over 10 years
  • Participated in Endurance of 60 and 80km. Tent pegging
Geetanjali - One of Horse Trek Holidays safari horses

Geetanjali

Roughly translates as goodness/guidance

  • Mare
  • Age: 10 years
  • Experience in horse treks of 5 years
  • Tent Pegging and at times my leading mare in horse treks
Sukhi - One of Horse Trek Holidays safari horses

Sukhi

Simply means Sukhi

  • Mare
  • Age: 13 years
  • Experience in horse treks for over 9 years
  • Participated in Endurance 40,60, 80 km. Tent Pegging
  • Gold medal in 40 and 80 km

Ride the Marwari Horse on tour...

Ride the beautiful marwari horse with us in Rajasthan, India. Click to read the full itinerary...