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Hola a todos!

We at La herradura hope you are all doing great!

On the 1st of May the students of La Herradura paid a trip to the countryside of Montevideo to visit the house currently inhabited by Rebecca. This was a Wednesday but the 1st of May is always a working holiday for the people of Uruguay so there were no classes. We were driven to the countryside by our teacher Mathias in his car and by one of our students from Brazil, who also happened to have his car with him here as well.

After around 1 and a half hours of driving we arrived at the charming house in the middle of the countryside. The first thing you were able to sense was how completely isolated and surrounded by nature you were. There were no shops nearby, just  lush green fields, Rebecca’s dogs and a multitude of horses. When we arrived Margo’s husband Roberto had already started frying the meat for the asado (traditional Uruguayan BBQ) that had been organised for the pupils of La Herradura. The cuts of meat served primarily came from cows, of which there are no shortage in the countryside. Uruguayan meat however is unique in its preparation as it does not need importing and it is not processed as in the west. It is exemplary fresh and you can taste this fact from your first bite of the meat. My personal favourite was the chorizo that was served however it was all very tasty. There was also no shortage of drinks either, with everything from beer, wine, whiskey, soft drinks and of course water on offer.

After having eaten we went to go visit Rebecca’s group of horses. They were magnificent creatures of huge, overbearing stature but friendly enough to allow you to approach them. The horses and dogs however did not get on that well as the dogs attempted to provoke them with the horses responding in kind to their provocative behaviour. After this we returned to the house and sat on the deck chairs in the garden gazing over the fields at the horizon, enjoying the fresh countryside air whilst soaking up the crisp autumn sun. Gabriel, one of our Brazilian students had brought along his guitar so him and Mathias took it in turns to perform classic songs from their respective countries, Argentina and Brazil. After this Rebecca and I played a game of pool which became unexpectedly competitive. Unfortunately Rebecca lost the game and was not best pleased. Luckily for her there was more than enough alcohol available to cheer her up.

For a place so isolated, to our surprise there was a shack nearby which was used as the local bar. It was very traditionally uruguayan, decorated with posters of uruguayan football teams and ornaments from the countryside. Here we stayed for a quite a while, playing some more pool and enjoying the atmosphere whilst simultaneously watching the champions league semi-final which was being shown on a TV in the corner of the bar. All the students were very content with this experience and were pleased to have made the most of their free day. Below are some photos 🙂


El viernes pasado algunas chicas de La Herradura disfrutaron de una tarde veraniega en el campo. Aparte de la cantidad de mosquitos pasaron bien andando a caballo y pudieron ver que los gauchos enseñan como tratar a los caballos desde una muy joven edad … // Last Friday some of the girls of La Herradura enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon in the countryside. Besides the mosquitos they enoyed the riding and they could see how the gauchos teach to treat a horse from a very early age….

¿Te gustaría aprender español y tener clases de equitación? Are you interested in learning Spanish and a horse riding course?  Ask for más información


En nuestras escuelas puedes combinar tu curso de español con un curso de equitación. Tendrás tus clases de español por la mañana y tus clases o paseos a caballo por la tarde. Un alumno canadiense tomo este curso en nuestra escuela de Montevideo  y nos dejó sus comentarios// At both our schools you can combine your Spanish course with horse riding lessons. You will attend Spanish lessons in the morning and horse riding lessons or rides during the afternoon. A Candadian student has attended this course at our school in Montevideo this week and left us a nice review.

On Wed, December 14, 2016 9:58 am, david forster wrote:
> No problem Margo. Will book flight to Santiago, I’m flexible! Great to
> meet you, and let Ricardo know that horseback on estancia was one of the
> highlights of my trip. All the best..
> David

Gracias David, te deseamos un muy buen viaje por America del Sur.




Hoy dimos la bienvenida a una brasileña, un alemán, un canadiense y el miércoles se suma una americana en nuestra escuela de Montevideo. El alumno canadiense reservó clases de español y equitación y cuándo llegamos a la chacra, el gaucho nos mostró un potrillo recién nacido, tenía horas… // To day we have received a student from Brasil, Germany, Canada and on Wednesday an American student will attend our program in Montevideo. The Canadian student has booked the combination course of Spanish lessons and Horse riding and when we arrived at the ranch, the gaucho showed us the new born foal, only a few hours old.




Ayer fuimos con 1 estudiante de Punta del Este y estudiantes de Montevideo al campo para cabalgar. Disfrutaron de una tarde lindísima y pudieron ver la potranca recién nacido // A student from Punta del Este and students from Montevideo went for horse riding yesterday. They enjoyed a beautiful afternoon and saw the 1 day old foal, a beauty!


20161124_181926¡Buen fin de semana para todos!

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