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Hiring a horse?

Phillies

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Does anyone have up-to-date information about where to hire a horse, preferably around Vigo for the Portugese Route. I don't mean tour groups but just hiring a horse to ride on my own. Tour companies seem to advertise the Portugese Way but don't actually run that tour, maybe because of lack of numbers. Previous posts have led to blind alleys for me and I have my heart set on riding at least the Gallego part of the Camino. For this year in August/September.
I lived in Vigo for a while a long time ago and knew local guys with horses but don't know how to get in touch with them. Does anyone reading this live in Vigo??!!
 
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Year of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
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Touring companies
There are a number of touring companies that offer guided horseback rides on the various Camino routes.
France and Spain
http://www.euroadventures.net/
Private Tours of the Camino de Santiago allow you to stay in fine hotels every evening sampling the outstanding cuisine of northern Spain whilst your luggage is transferred for you every day. Alternatively, what you can head directly to Galicia and ride the part of the route on horseback.

France
http://www.equipyrene.com/otsisl.htm
The Office Guides Transpyrénéenne Equestrian and the Association of the Way of St Jacques de Compostela Pyrenean Piedmont invite you to explore on horseback (or on foot or by bike!).

Spain/Portugal
http://www.Caminosantiagoacaballo.com
All the routes in Galicia – Camino Frances, Portuguese, Via de la Plata, Ingles, Primitivo, Camino Norte and Ruta del Mar.

galeon.com/rabadeira/index.htm
Camino France, Portuguese and to Finisterre.

http://www.top-tour-of-spain.com/Horse- ... Spain.html
Ten-day rides to Santiago.

http://www.jacobeoacaballo.com/www/index-en.html
Camino Frances, Via de la Plata, Camino Ingles, Portuguese, Norte, Camino Primitivo and Camino Finisterre – Muxia.

And, if you don’t fancy the saddle they can offer you a more comfortable conveyance in a horse-drawn carriage.
http://www.chemindecompostelle.com
 

Phillies

New Member
Thanks so much Sillydoll. I realise that my previous post was not sufficiently clear so have edited it. I was thinking I'd try to hire a horse, do it independently and avoid the tours. I'd actually LOVE to do that but don't know how to find just a horse.

Here are my results with your wonderful suggestions.

France and Spain
http://www.euroadventures.net/
I had already written to them and they replied with only the French Route. I have written again to ask about the Portugese Route.

France
http://www.equipyrene.com/otsisl.htmOnly do the French Route.

http://www.top-tour-of-spain.com/Horse- ... Spain.htmlAre the same company as euroadventures

http://www.jacobeoacaballo.com/www/index-en.html
I get an OOPS cant find it message!

galeon.com/rabadeira/index.htm
Haven't tried yet

http://www.Caminosantiagoacaballo.com
Looks good - awaiting a response

Many thanks. This is fun!
Philippa
 

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