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  1. Susan Lostocco Nadathur
    October 30, 2013

    I didn’t know that the novio was a horseman. You are experiencing Spain from so many different angles, Cat. Equestrian tourism is a fascinating addition to a visit to southern Spain.

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      October 31, 2013

      The Novio does many things, Susan! But, yes, I’ve grown up with horses, so it’s only fitting to be with someone whose second biggest ambition was to be an equine doctor if the pilot thing didn’t work out!

  2. MJ Liggan
    October 30, 2013

    Great article, always wanted to visit the races at Sanlucar de Barrameda

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      October 31, 2013

      Same, though I’m usually traveling at that time. Has to be gorgeous!

  3. Christine
    October 30, 2013

    Ohhh to be at the feria admiring the horses,sipping sherry and chatting(aka straining to hear) with the Duquesa. I thought I was the only guiri obsessed with her. lol!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      October 31, 2013

      We need a support group.

  4. Pedro Meca
    October 30, 2013

    hahaha Pa’lante! i can’t help smile with it! Spaniards may be so lazy at speaking that we do shorten that type of words, even three words may become just one!… it’s too hard and dense sometimes to say word by word….shortening rules!..well..well..unless you address the king!

    it’s clear Cat that your command and knowledge of Castilian is quite good if you are aware of that type of speaking, not many “foreigners” know them..

    oh by the way i do love horses, above all Los Mesteños o Mestizos, Spanish horses that were introduced in North America by the Spaniards since the 16th century, i think that you call them Mustangs in the Midwest,

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      October 31, 2013

      I love Andalusian Spanish, even after learning to speak in Valladolid!

  5. wanderingeducators
    November 5, 2013

    what beautiful photos – I want to be there with you!
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  6. Lillie – @WorldLillie
    November 6, 2013

    These photos are like a breath of fresh air. Inspiring animals!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      November 6, 2013

      They’re gorgeous, aren’t they?

  7. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    November 7, 2013

    Never been on a horse before but would love to try horseback riding someday :)
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  8. The Barefoot Nomad
    November 9, 2013

    When we were in Spain, we stayed near the valley in Nerja. We loved watching people ride their horses around the rural roads, though we even saw horses and riders in the main part of town occasionally. Our son, who is eight, even got to try a proper horse riding lesson at the Donkey Sanctuary in Nerja, and he loved it. Your photos are lovely, they really capture that beautiful Andalucian sunshine and the spirit of the caballos. 😉
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  9. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    November 9, 2013

    That is some fancy tail braiding! I know a very special 12 year old girl who would love Andalucia and all of the beautiful horses.
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    • Cat Gaa
      November 10, 2013

      It’s a haven! Many young girls here take lessons from an early age.

  10. Gabi (The Nomadic Family)
    November 10, 2013

    Such a beautiful place.Seeing those picture,i really want to go there and visit myself.
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    • Cat Gaa
      November 10, 2013

      It’s lovely. You all would really enjoy Spain!

  11. DJ Yabis | Dream Euro Trip
    November 10, 2013

    I havent tried riding a horse yet! Would love to try one of these days ;D
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    • Cat Gaa
      November 10, 2013

      Andalucia’s the right place to do it! I grew up with horses, and couldn’t imagine not riding!

  12. Dale
    November 10, 2013

    These are some incredible looking horses and I can see why so many people want to travel from all across the world in order to see them all. Such magnificent creatures.
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    • Cat Gaa
      November 11, 2013

      They’re incredible, Dale!

  13. Tiana Kai
    November 12, 2013

    What an amazing post! I love how in-depth you are and informative, kudos to you!! I’m going to share this with my aunt who’s such a horse lover!!
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