RIDING WITH PABLO

Here is one more huge gift we received from volunteering at Sayulitanimals: we got to know a really great place where to ride horses  - at Vista Paraiso with Pablo Braunschweig. People drive here all the way from Puerto Vallarta to take lessons.

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It is a gorgeous riding school with many lovely horses, and a proper jumping ring. Karen rides here, and took us with her one day to see the place. It looks like we may end up having time for six  lessons before we move on next week. 

Wow... I like it here. 

Wow... I like it here. 

Here Lili is practicing in the kids ring with Snowball. She is learning to keep her hands lower - check other photos for progress.

Here Lili is practicing in the kids ring with Snowball. She is learning to keep her hands lower - check other photos for progress.

Lili likes this picture. The helmet was a bit too big and it was falling on her face, but Lili thinks it gives a certain solidity, a 'military look'. This was also the first time Lili was riding with a crop.

Lili likes this picture. The helmet was a bit too big and it was falling on her face, but Lili thinks it gives a certain solidity, a 'military look'. This was also the first time Lili was riding with a crop.

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Here is Lili with Planet. 

Here is Lili with Planet. 

Nice riding girl portrait. 

Nice riding girl portrait. 

Learning to care for the gear.

Learning to care for the gear.

Showering Planet. It was a hot morning so I think both rider and horse were a bit sweaty.

Showering Planet. It was a hot morning so I think both rider and horse were a bit sweaty.

 

And here are some of our friends for inspiration: 

 

Karen doing a beautiful jump.  

Karen doing a beautiful jump.  

This is one of the 'big girls'. Unfortunately I do not know her name.

This is one of the 'big girls'. Unfortunately I do not know her name.

And here goes Stephanie on Apollo.  She has been such a kind and supportive teacher for Lili.

And here goes Stephanie on Apollo.  She has been such a kind and supportive teacher for Lili.