Meet our little 'diamond in the rough,' Jacko the 10hh mini who with time, effort and luck, went from unbroken stallion to endurance pony
This position has now been filled by the incredible Claire Baker. However, if you are interested in visiting/helping out/volunteering at Konna Baza Sakar: Please see our WorkAway profile: here. Do you dream of escaping the rat-race and getting back to a slower, simpler pace of life? https://youtu.be/mW9xmcmkynY Do you have experience with horses, farming … Continue reading Are You Looking for Something Completely Different?
South East Bulgaria offers not only wild landscapes and nature, but wild horses too! https://vimeo.com/166141956 In early 2018, Reuters reported there are no true wild horses left on the planet, and while this might be true, (and of course, more than a little sad), the good news is, there is in fact, a semi-wild herd … Continue reading Bulgaria’s Wild Horses- The Turpan
In 2018, we joined the growing equine barefoot movement and today, all our horse riding and carriage driving activities are now entirely barefoot. Put simply, all our horses are shoe-less and use only what nature intended- their hooves! Going barefoot on our rocky terrain- with gluey clay mud in winter and hard baked 'cement' … Continue reading Barefoot in Bulgaria
Winter horse riding in Bulgaria. Bulgaria can get cold, real cold, but for horses (and humans) there's a whole new world to discover... Let's be honest, Bulgaria is at its most beautiful in the summer months when the trees are lush and green, there's mile upon mile of colourful crops, and the wild flowers take … Continue reading Riding in a Winter Wonderland
Do you know most Bulgarian village horses are actually related to ancient European Equine-Royalty? Bulgaria's endangered and indigenous Karakachan horse is believed to be the closest living relative to the Thracian war-horse. Over 3,500 years ago the Thracians were the most feared warriors in all of Europe- thanks to their fiery horses and extreme … Continue reading Bulgaria’s Village War Horses
Horse-riding isn’t all about having fun you know... there are also some seriously great physical and mental benefits linked to regular horse-riding too! Time spent with horses and riding helps a child improve their; coordination & balance, teamwork & collaboration, fitness, social connections, confidence & independence, perseverance and grit, reliance on devices, responsibility, stress-control, overall … Continue reading 9 Amazing Reasons Children Should Ride