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Four days ago I got sure of ONE thing. I will walk or go horse-riding the French way in May 2010. First I didn´t think of horseriding - but I love it and have a very strong and nice icelandic horse - and if it´s possibly it must be fantastic. I already ordered a book which I hope includes useful and actual information.
Now I would like to have contact with people who has experience of this trip on horseback or if you, like me, are planning such a trip.
A lot of wishes to find interested people out there! Hallo!
From a rainy but beautiful Österlen in Sweden. / Hanna
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I had dinner with a guy doing the trip on horseback. He said he had a friend who had done it the year before, and the horse enjoyed it so much, he lent him the horse so it could do another trip.

The horse stayed outside our hotel that night, and was cared for by another friend driving along and helping out. The next morning the rider walked the horse for the first kilometer to let him warm up. No wonder the horse liked the trip!


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I don't know of anyone who rode to Santiago but here is a bit of info that might help.

You will find help and support at: have “The Way of Saint James on horseback: the complete guide” Javier Pascual:

Hire horses in Gallicia: ... 1183&AF=36

Advice for Entering the City on Horseback
Pilgrims planning to enter the city on horseback should notify the Local Police (tel: 092) several days before their arrival. The police will thereby be able to tell you the compulsory route and stipulated times, and give you an access permit so that you can enter as far as Plaza del Obradoiro and stay for a short time in front of the Cathedral. Immediately thereafter, the horses should be taken to their pre-arranged stables or accommodation.
Pilgrim Office: 981 56 24 19
Civil Defence (Santiago): 981 57 50 00
Local Police: 092
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Once home, I have the email address of a couple of people who help those who want to do the Camino on horseback.. you can contact me in a couple of weeks and I can give you their addie if you would like.


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Anniesantiago said:
Once home, I have the email address of a couple of people who help those who want to do the Camino on horseback.. you can contact me in a couple of weeks and I can give you their addie if you would like.

Fine. I´m looking forward to get in contact with someone who can help me. I will contact you in a couple of weeks again. Have a nice trip!
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