The horses

Rancho Washikemba Bonaire owns 10 horses of several breeds, both mares and geldings. An introduction:

Il Tigretto, a.k.a. Hank the Tank (1.72m), a Royal Dutch Sporthorse (KWPN) gelding, born in the Netherlands and dressage champion. The only Dutch and the biggest horse on Bonaire!
IMG_0243Allwreckdup, a.k.a. Tango (1.63m), an American Thoroughbred gelding, born in Maryland USA, perfectly for dressage, jumping and trail riding.
DSC_0707Blondy Studebaker (1.43m), a crossbred Paso Fino mare, born on Curacao with the gaits of a Paso Fino, the best trail horse.
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Marybell (1.43m), a Paso Fino mare, born on Bonaire, ridden English style in the arena.

Marybell (8)Scarlet (1.52m), an Arabian mare, born in the USA but lived for a long time on Curacao, in the arena perfect for dressage and jumping lessons, for the more experienced rider on trail rides.
10410540_10202676646976488_7707322748174535239_nBlaze’s Joseph (1.68m), an American Thoroughbred gelding, born in Florida USA, perfect for dressage and trail riding.
DSC_0538Poco Blonde Princess (1.58m), a Quarter Horse mare, born in Florida USA, trained western style, very sweet for (childrens) lessons and a very good trail horse.
DSC_0421Lady (1.22m), a Welsh pony mare, born on Curacao, very sweet for little children.
DSC_5149Sombra (1.44m), a Paso Fino gelding, born in Colombia, young and wild but very sweet and the best swimmer.
SombraSophia First of July (1.45m), a Paso Fino mare, daughter of Marybell and born at our ranch, still growing up and learning (she is already more white then on this picture!)
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Of course they are all healthy and tame and like their job carrying people!

Twice a day, we feed Ration Biks from Dommelsche Watermolen to our horses, as well as several products from grass drier Hartog, including mixed grass, lucerne and high-density grass, all imported from the Netherlands. The horses also get Dutch or Venezuelan meadow hay. Although there is a well with brackish water on our land, our horses only drink fresh water.

For your comfort, we equip the horses with an English or a western saddle and, dependent on the horse and on the rider’s experience, either a hackemore or a bit. Some of our horses wear metal horseshoes or leather hoofboots of Cavallo.

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