All dietary needs will be cared for. Special foods are widely available in Mallorca.
Love horses? Learn to understand and manage them, as you never have before. Get under the skin of the real Mallorca and learn new skills and gain new experiences. Get out of the house this summer and immerse yourself in waving reeds, the mountain views in the distance, brilliant blue skies! and spending your days learning how to be a horse whisperer, working on a new level with horses, expanding your skills and riding out into mountains. You can relax on the stunning beaches on your time off. This is a totally unique and awesome experience that you must not miss!
Spending your days learning how to be a horse whisperer, working on a new level with horses, expanding your skills and riding out into mountains. You can relax on the stunning beaches on your time off. This is a totally unique and awesome experience that you must not miss!
Spain Horse Whisperer Photos
Spain Horse Whisperer: Trip Highlights
- All inclusive pack, meals, accommodation and transfers
- Stunning weather on a beautiful island
- Learn how to make the best tapas yum!
- Get to know this stunning island by horse
- weekends off for some serious beach time
- Accommodation in a lovely house in the nicest town in Mallorca
- During your weekdays spend time at a Spanish Ranch with pool next to the stables
- Cheap and short flights to Mallorca
- Ride on the edge of a natural wildlife reserve on the unspoilt plains of North East Mallorca
- Work with horses every day
- Instruction on natural horse care
- Hands-on experience with your horse
Your 2 week programme will be on the stunning island of Mallorca, Spain. Only a 2 hours flight from the UK, so cheap flights, short journey time, and the ultimate island life! Mallorca has nice weather year round, but just to make sure you can enjoy the best weather in Europe, visit the beaches and ride some amazing treks under blue skies, we have selected 2 summer start dates during which you will spend most of your time at a Spanish Ranch overlooking the horses, and yes of course there is a pool to chill at during your downtime.
You’ll sleep in a Mallorcan town house in the nicest town of the island just 10 min from the best beaches, with free transfer to the stables. The whole group will spend their days at the stables where there is a swimming pool and outdoor and indoor kitchens for cooking and eating together. Lorenzo will share everything he knows with you about Mallorcan life and about horses. You will learn to speak some Mallorquine (Catalan) and about the true culture and traditions of the island.
During the first week you will be given your own horses for your two-week stay and there will be instruction on natural horse care and hands-on experience with your horse in the mornings. This will include:
- How to create a natural paddock
- How to build strength in a hoof and get rid of horseshoes
- Horse nutrition and how to judge a horse’s needs
- Trimming and caring for bare hooves
- Teeth inspection and knowing a horse’s age
- Massage and stretching for horses
- Horse communication and horse coaching
- Working in the round pen and horse control
At lunchtime there will be cooking demonstrations of authentic dishes on an island where food is valued above all else – no food is wasted and every part of an animal is eaten. You will be cooking the vegetables, the rice and potatoes which you see growing around you. (vegetarian options are available!) Learn to make paellas that are to die for! As well as soups, roasted meats, tapas, empanadas, and breads then eat them together for lunch. At the same time you will be learning some conversational Mallorquine, particularly around ordering and discussing food.
In the afternoon there will be bitless riding in the arenas and out into the countryside, using and demonstrating the skills you have learnt.
For the first 4 days of week 2, you will be working at the stables using your new skills in the morning. Then cooking your personal favourites of the dishes you have learnt for lunch. In the afternoons depending on your abilities you can go out for longer rides exploring the area, ride to town for coffee or work one to one in the arena with your horse increasing your horse communication skills with Lorenzo’s help.
Three days before you leave this horse paradise, you will take an amazing two-day trail into the Tramuntana Mountains on your horse. You will stay overnight in an ancient monastery – a truly unforgettable experience. You must order your own food and drinks in Mallorquine along the way.
On the last day it’s up to you to show off what you’ve learnt. You’ll have a different horse to examine, communicate with and make a presentation about to Lorenzo and the rest of the group. Then a celebration lunch and a last ride out together before we declare you a horse whisperer too.
Xtreme Gap Year has a beach house in Majorca, where we run the fitness and kite surf programmes. It has a cool surfer vibe! You will stay in a shared house right by the beach in a beautiful National Park. Based on Twin share.
Shared bathroom, lounge and outdoor chill-out zones on the roof.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
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