A horseback riding holiday in India is a truly unique and magical experience.
On a horseback riding safari, you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience, getting off the beaten track to the soul of the land and the heart of its culture.
Horseback riding is inextricably linked to the history of India – for centuries the horse was the most fearsome weapon an army could possess, and Marwari horses were revered and respected almost as much as the warriors and kings who rode them.
Horseback riding, breeding, and showing remain popular hobbies in India today, and the horse is still revered by many.
The style of horseback riding in India has unsurprisingly been influenced by the English horse riding style. We normally use a comfortable English style horse riding saddles on our safaris.
On a horse riding tour through the epic landscapes of Kutch, you can almost feel the years slipping away as the past reveals itself in archeological and geological wonders.
There is something uniquely atmospheric and utterly thrilling about seeing sights like this from the back of a horse…
Horseback riding in India is not just riding in a different country, it is like riding back in time.
And what better horse for the journey than a Marwari.
An unforgettable horse riding experience, riding a Marwari horse through the desert should be on the bucket list of any adventure rider.
Equal parts beautiful and tough, Marwari horses were originally bred as riding horses to ride into battle. The warriors of Mewar riding Marwari horses into battle were famous and feared: it was said that a Marwari horse could only leave the battlefield in three conditions; victory, death or carrying an injured rider to safety.
For an adventure ride, the Marwari is the perfect horse. Horseback riding in India’s desert climates is tough, but Marwari horses are perfectly suited to the job; bred for battle, Marwari’s are particularly well suited to endurance horseback riding and have no trouble riding across long distances with ease.