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Our Horses

They say, the horses no ordinary animals; they were created by the gods. The first horse was born out of the holy fire of Lord Brahma, who, according to Hindu mythology, created the universe.


Our Horses

Whatever the reality of that impeccable conception, it was the Rajputs, the Indian warriors, who gave the Marwari its much-deserved fame – the Rajputs mounted on their horses kicked dust in the sandy terrains and conquered fiefdoms at will. The horses – the Marwaris – that they rode were like the Rajput chieftains – wild, beefy but very brave. And beautiful, what with their incurving ears joining like the tip of the lyre.

And the Rajputs loved them to distraction, minstrels sung paeans for them, stones chiselled to pay tribute to the warrior horses, strokes of chestnut and honey added to the palette of painters as the Marwaris became a glorious appendage to the regal splendour. The pride of the kings was vested in their cavalry and the Marwaris thrived in the royal stables. When war bugles were sounded, the maharanis not only anointed the kings but also their steed and many a folk song record the maharanis’ pleading to the horse to bring back the maharaja safe from the battlefront.

The Marwari was the custodian, the protector of Rajput honour. And it is these Marwaris that you would ride, the Marwaris with head that is refined and a wide gap between the eyes. The incurving ears of the Marwari horse are so long that they meet at their upper edges like the tip of the lyre. The ears can even catch hold of a coin! The neck is clean at the throat, slightly arched and of medium length. The withers and the well pronounced back is short and strong, the croup is gently sloped, the tail is set high, the shoulders are well sloped and muscular, hindquarter are muscular and strong, the limbs are long with smooth, muscled with strong joints, The pasterns are sloped and the feet are extremely hard. The average height of Marwari horses is 62-66 inches, that is, 15½ to 16½ hands. The Marwari has no hair on the legs and has a fine silky coat.

Saddles

Our saddles are special - they are Indian cavalry ceremonial style saddles, the one that was used by the British armymen during their stint in India. So strong, simple and comfortable are these riding saddles that they are still used by the Indian cavalry regiments.

 

Not just for the rider, even the horses love these saddles because the design permits circulation of air between the saddle and the back of the horse. That explains why even after long rides the back of the horse never gets sore!

Riders with medical situation are advised to bring along their own sheep skin which can be easily thrown over the saddles. Riders are also requested to bring their riding chaps, helmets and boots. Guests may bring their own stirrups to avoid any size problem for we provide standard size stirrups.


Saddles at Camp Site

 
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