Life Beyond the Horses

What do I do when I’m not nurturing the set of abs I’m slowly developing from riding 6 to 7 horses a day? (A 2-Pac is definitely on the cards if I keep this up). To be honest it has become quite difficult to imagine a day without horses but they do happen here from time…

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Meet Our Talented Guide – Flood

Meet Flood. Flood is one of our guides here at Ride Botswana. His role is mainly focused on rides that are based around the Royal Tree Lodge Reserve and the Thamalakane River. He has been with us for nearly 4 years now and we thought it was about time he was subjected to detailed interrogation…

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An Adventure Across the Makgadikgadi

Riding into the sunrise in horseback

Wow. Where to begin? What an unforgettable 5 days I’ve just had out in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Setting off on safari with 6 horses sandwiched onto the back of our lorry and mentally checking off that we hadn’t left anything behind, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect for the next 5 days. Sure,…

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Lunch À La Thamalakane

Today I was lucky enough to join our guide, Flood, and guest, Kate, on the Thamalakane Day Ride. Naturally I needed to see how the ride works and operates (or at least that’s the excuse I used). It was also a good opportunity to take one of the home bred youngsters, Cheyne, and get her…

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Heavy Congestion

There was heavy congestion on the road to work this morning! The usual wake-up call of what sounds like hundreds of unbelievably raucous and attention seeking birds partaking in the dawn chorus, was brought to a crescendo by another noise this morning – the sound of alarmed horses snorting, stamping and pacing around their stables.…

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Morning Commute – Thamalakane River

The 6am alarm clock and subsequent commute to work no longer fills me with dread. I’ve swapped claustrophobia-inducing, sweaty-armpit-dodging tube rides for this: A morning ride down the tranquil Thamalakane river on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The journey from the Foot’s house to the stables takes 45minutes (30 if I’m running late or…

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London Girl – Isabel Juby – Joins Ride Botswana

London girl hits the Botswana bush. Swapping tube rides for horse rides, city crowds for sparse Kalahari acacia, she is taking on the Ride Botswana adventure! This is Isabel Juby who has come from the UK to join team Foot for the next couple of months. Having learnt the art of dressage from many years…

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Ride Botswana Featured on Equitrekking TV Show

Makgadikgadi Pans horse riding

Ride Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans Safari has featured on Equitrekking, an Emmy-winning TV series, Equitrekking on PBS. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Safari is a five night/six day safari on horseback following the meandering shoreline of this ancient lake bed with the most perfect ground for exhilarating riding. Early explorers such as David Livingstone ventured this way and…

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