Horses & Donkeys

“I’ve spent most of my life riding horses.
The rest I’ve just wasted.”
Anonymous

HORSES

La Donaira has more than 80 Lusitanos, raised in accordance with the principles of Natural Horsemanship.

Dressage Lessons are for all levels, including beginners. Hacks are available for intermediate and a dvanced riders only.

DRESSAGE

Classic riding lesson for all levels. 

Initial riding experience evaluation by our team, followed by skill-matched lessons. For Kids (between 5 and 10 years old), we over various activities with our ponies, from grooming and saddling to riding.

HACKS

Trail ride to explore the property.
Initial riding experience evaluation by our team, followed by skill-matched hack routes. Only available for intermediate and/or advanced riders.

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP TRAINING SESSIONS

Assist, observe and participate in one of the daily training sessions of our young horses, between 6 months and 3 years old.

GROUN DING ON HORSEBACK

An exercise in strength, balance and trust. By slowing down the breath and relaxing into the natural rhythm of a horse, people can feel a great sense of connection and re la xation. An excellent way to overcome a fear of horses.

DONKEYS

The Andalusian donkey is one of the 5 breeds of donkeys of Spain, it is the native donkey breed in Andalucía.It is the oldest donkey breed in Europe, around 3000 years of existence, and it is now threatened by extinction. 

At La Donaira we are committed to the preservation of the breed and to create awareness about this wonderful animal. Although traditionally donkeys have been used as working and burden animals, they are great companions for experiences of wellbeing and enjoyment in nature.

SHINRIN YOKU (FOREST BATHING) WITH DONKEYS

A Japanese practise combining mindfulness, nature and donkeys. Deeply relax and connect with nature, while enjoying several proven health benefits.

SOUND OF NATURE WALK

A walk with the donkeys, entering into the fascinating world of the ora and fauna so unique to the Serranía de Ronda.

DANCING WITH DONKEYS

Grooming, touching, feeling. Playfully enjoy the company of our sweet donkeys