Maria's Horse Trekking

Our stables near Lysos

HORSES

Let us introduce you to our six beautiful horses. Here's what they have to say about themselves:

Photo of a horse called Mojito

Mojito

Hi, I'm Mojito, the newest addition to our lovely family. I'm a 6 year old female pony native to Cyprus, 13 hands tall and chestnut in colour.

I'm younger and more petite than my brothers and sisters, and so much more suitable for more petite riders. I am friendly with a lovely temperament and I really love to go trekking in a group.

I love carrots and apples but I just discovered polo mints and they are delicious!

Photo of a horse called Lolita

Lolita

Hi, I'm Lolita, the only mare in our family of men. Aged 8 years old, I am highly intelligent and very obedient.

Like any self-expressive female, I do have stubborn mood swings, but most of the time I'm brave. I lead the group and lead the boys who are not so brave. I am the boss of the family, so all the boys do what I say. My two brothers, Hildago and Indiago, provide me with extra confidence.

With a black mane, tail and a deep dark brown body coat, I'm a very pretty bay (even if I may say so myself). My height is 14.2 hands, so I'm the smallest in our family.

Polo mints, carrots and apples are my favourite treats when I am a good girl.

Photo of a horse called Hildago

Hildago

Hi, I'm Hildago, brother of my younger sister, Lolita. Aged 14 years old, I'm the solid, stable and sensible male of the family.

Very friendly and occasionally stubborn, I am obedient most of the time. My younger sister, Lolita, is dear to me so I take care of her.

In my previous career as a polo pony I worked very hard (mallets are horrid), so I much prefer my new career trekking around the beautiful hills and trails of Cyprus. I love carrots, apples and polo mints too.

Photo of a horse called Indiago

Indiago

Hi, I'm Indiago. Aged 12 years old, I'm the younger brother of my little sister Lolita.

Like my older brother, I was a polo pony in my previous career, and I too, worked very hard as an athletic horse. Then, Maria took me on with my brother and sister and we are truly happier in our new career trekking.

We get out into the mountains and forests which we love. I can be excitable and I do need an experienced rider to keep me calm as I get very happy on the rides. Family favourite treats are the usual carrots, polo mints and apples. Yummy!

Photo of a horse called Albie

Albie

Hi, I'm Albie (short for Albatross). I'm the longest family member as I have been with Maria for 14 years. She bought me when I was only 7 years old. I was a handful and very excitable back in those days.

Over the years she has trained, nurtured and cared for me during difficult times in my life. Maria rescued me from a tough eventing career in Germany. I love working with her because she is so kind and loving to our family.

I really enjoy trekking, though due to my handsome good looks, my huge popularity can go to my head, making me a teensy bit lazy. But I'm reliable, I'm the tallest (16 hands) and chestnut in colour. Oh and I love love love food food food!

Photo of a horse called Barney

Barney

Hi, I'm Barney, step-brother if you like to Albie. A 'mini-Albie', as I'm a younger version as I am only 10 years old. We look identical as we are both chestnut. However, he likes to claim that he is the handsome one of the family, but I truly believe that I am.

My background is an ex-racehorse Wetherby's with a good blood line and handsome features. I can work hard when I want to, however, I'm not a leader, I am a follower of fashion.

Food is my hobby. Carrots, apples and delightful polo mints please!

IMPORTANT

These horses are not for novice riders. Each person is required to sign a disclaimer that they ride at their own risk.

Riders are ALWAYS accompanied by Maria at all times.