About

The Carolina Ranch riding school, located on the island of Sant'Antioco in southern Sardinia, covers an area of ​​40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a beautiful area of ​​S. Antaoco called "Is Praneddas".

It is located a stone's throw from the marvelous scenery of the south west coast of the island, surrounded by marvelous and evocative landscapes such as the Arco dei Baci, Su Port'e su Trigu and the incredible nuragic basin of Grutti Acqua.

Carolina Ranch offers American riding lessons, horseback riding for experts and beginners, pony school for children, equestrian rehabilitation and recovery of difficult horses and finally fantastic GUIDED EXCURSIONS IN QUAD

Also at our center are held tides and training foals, boarding horses, issuing federal licenses, summer campuses specifically designed for children.

The structure of the modern and functional center has been specially designed to promote the well-being of our customers and horses.

At the center you will have the opportunity to spend pleasant days relaxing, surrounded by nature, enjoy breathtaking views both in the saddle and comfortably seated in the garden of the cozy clubhouse equipped with wi-fi and many other comforts.

The passion and love for this fantastic land, the constant desire to explore beyond our borders, and the unmistakable spirit of adventure that distinguishes the Carolina Ranch, led us, in the spring of 2018, to expand the our services, offering the opportunity to discover the most suggestive coastal areas from the fascinating perspective of our sea, plunging into its waters full of life.

The Carolina Ranch Sea Adventures is born, a service dedicated to families, groups of friends and anyone wishing to live a unique and unmissable experience: the thrill of sailing between the islands of Sant'Antioco and San Pietro and along all the south west coast of our Sardinia, to know the most beautiful and secret bays, the most breathtaking cliffs and landscapes, the most pristine and wild nature, the most ancient history.

Viviana

My passion for these beautiful animals was born as a child, the horses of my father have made my childhood unforgettable allowing me to develop that deep love and respect that only the combination of the daily life of a child and his horses can spring.

At one point the horses were missing in my life, even if they have always been there but they were supported on a small piece of heart for many reasons: I had to complete my studies in Psychology, too demanding, too expensive .. too much .. that I did not conceive and finally in 2006 I met Arizona my angloaraba with a far from simple character; generous and docile but at the same time exuberant and rebellious.

So to try to understand it, I started to immerse myself in something that fascinates me a lot or in the study of great men of horses, American men like John Lyons, Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli and many others. The merit of the Americans is to have been able to focus attention on simple techniques of communication with the horse, allowing ordinary people, beginners or not, to understand how to establish with the animal a relationship based on mutual respect and trust. Hence my passion for American horses that I had often seen in the United States with riding cowboys, in important world equestrian events or in the peace of the sunsets on their ranch.

Finally in 2008 I met my first Quarter, my Judy, who was then only a three year old filly. His advanced training for reining (which also made it a 'reliable mare even on walk) led me to train and learn western riding. I began to travel and spend several months a year between Tuscany and then Brianza, since I did not mention the first F.i.s.e. patent. of Country technician and after years of training and training with my inseparable Judy, that of 2 level Western riding technician and so my sacrifices have finally had a confirmation.

With the Ranch I propose to support and support all those who wish to get closer to the way of horses by teaching them the abc of the American mountain.

Western Riding

The western riding developed mainly in the nineteenth century, with the increase of livestock breeding. The cowboys had the task of driving the herds to the pastures or markets, riding strong and agile horses, often facing long journeys and difficult.

Western riding is the result of equestrian techniques developed at work (where it was necessary to develop a mountaine that was comfortable at the same time, given the need for long stays in the saddle), which in sport, practiced by cowboys in free time. / p>

The greatest pleasure of riding the American is in the relaxed relationship established with a docile and obedient horse in a quiet ride pace; all in all due to the pleasant feeling of safety felt by the inexperienced rider, thanks to the stable cowboy saddle.

Western riding does not mean rodeo or lack of technique as often thought, on the contrary, high western riding is the search for the cadence and balance of the horse that is as perfect as possible with the minimum use of the reins.

In this mountain there is the continuous search for lightness, docility and fluency of movement, aiming at the pleasure of riding. A good rider who mounts in western style is in the saddle in a standing position with his back, shoulders open, the pelvis enters deep in the saddle and the legs fall relaxed on the side of the horse; knees slightly bent and heels facing down.

Aid is given through a limited use of the hands, the legs act light accompanied by the position of the body and vocal calls such as the "whoa". The commands must appear to the observer, imperceptible and the horse must respond meekly and fluidly in the movements.

For this reason the choice of horses by the cowboy is limited to three races: the Quarter horse, the Paint and the Appaloosa.

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