Today I went riding with Gerry Corbett and Alfonso of Equiberia to old haciendas in Seville's countryside. The blue skies were beautiful as we rode through fields of orange and olive trees to one of the oldest haciendas in the area.
This hacienda life isn't bad. Good food is grown out in the countryside with nice olive oil and wine. There are horses and lots of room to ride. It is typical for some Spaniards to stop for a snack on the trails. Our snack consisted of Iberian ham, manchego cheese, olive oil chips and manzanilla, a type of dry sherry. We then rode to a further historic hacienda where we had a late, long, Spanish lunch before venturing into Seville.
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