Caballadas is home to about 60 beautiful horses that roam free on our 20,000-hectare ranch. Riding horses are well-schooled, local stock horses mixed with Anglo-Normandos, Criollos, and polo ponies. They have a large selection of horses for expert riders. They are neck-reined, usually well behaved, and sure-footed, making our riding trips safe and most enjoyable.
Hosts ask guests to provide them with an insight of their riding history and experience before arrive, so they can begin thinking about which horse will be the best match for each guest.
Caballadas has a large selection of saddles and tack. Their saddles include Chilean saddles (designed with comfort in mind for long days in the saddle), “pato” saddles (similar to a U.S. Western-style saddle with a horn), old army saddles, and polo saddles. For a more comfortable experience, they all have sheepskins on them secured with a rawhide over-girth.
Bridles, halters, and over-girths are handcrafted of rawhide leather. At Caballadas, they care very much for their horses, which is why all their girths and pads are made of braided sheep wool, and are handcrafted by native Mapuche women.
On November 2011, they acquired a one year old colt, Gete Lago Lacar, from the world famous Tanoira Family Polo Herd.
The “Cria Tanoira” is one of the most important polo breeding operations not only in Argentina, but in the world.
This organization and its horses have won endless awards in the most competitive and prestigious High Goal polo tournaments (teams handicapped with 20 or goals or higher), in the United States, England, and Argentina.
Gete Lago Lacar was born on January 10, 2011. It’s sire, Gete Galgo, has many of its offspring’s playing the triple crown of polo in Argentina.