La Quina has been owned by the same family since 1830, it is a working cattle, sheep and pig farm as well as huge lovers of conservation. Jose and his wife Melisa, the current guardians, both studied at the world leading Earth university and their passion for the environment shows all over this private paradise.
Ride our beautiful horses to the heart of the farm and visit the main farm. Here they hand make their famous cheese, you can also pet the tame lambs, piglets and rabbits. It is a wonderful family tour that will give you a taste of the Costa Rica of old.
Andrea completes 6 week US internship.
Chris flew in to join them and drove his first 7 ton horse rig from California through the Rocky mountains to Parellis Colorado ranch. Here Andrea spent another 2 weeks at David's and Katja Schuumans "Advanced Liberty Clinic"
Andrea's passion for liberty and the truth of training a horse with no strings attached flows over into Discovery's passion of showing that working horses can be treated with dignity and respect. All the tour horses love and play with Andrea at liberty, it allows them freedom and expression, surely all animals deserve that!
Here is a video of her slot, it was her first ever show and the first for Patches too, they both loved it!
Why we have a weight limit!
Horses are animals with a back that is built like a suspension bridge, they are strong, and very willing, but they are not machines, just because they don't collapse on the ground does not mean that they won't struggle with being overloaded. All our horses are healthy and the largest tour horses you will find in the area, by a mile, yet we still impose a "strict" 200lb weight limit; and we will only take 2 people of this weight on any tour is 8 people. This is for the health and comfort of the animals.
We vow to never put profits ahead of our horses welfare. Often times, when we turn someone down for being over our weight limit, they will later proudly write back and tell us "Don't worry, i found another operator that can handle a heavier person" I stay quiet, but in reality what you have found is an operator who doesn't care an ounce about his horses welfare and is only interested in your tourist $$, you would be riding horses who are not only too small for you, but who now have to struggle through 90 degree heat to show you a good time.
Does that mean that anywhere in the world someone over 200lbs should not ride a horse? No, not at all...there are many breeds in the world more than able to carry way over 200lbs, but they are big heavy breeds that would don't do well in the hot tropical weather of Costa Rica.