Some preliminary steps
- Plan your route, paying special attention to accommodation with stabling, places where your horse can drink and feed, and any steep slopes along the way. The French Way, the Primitive Way and the Portuguese Way are the most popular routes for pilgrims on horseback.- The horse must be physically prepared and have previous training on similar routes.- A visit to the vet is essential before starting the route, as well as taking out veterinary insurance and managing all the necessary documentation. It’s a good idea to learn some veterinary first aid and blacksmithing.- There are several companies that organise horse riding routes, providing the horses themselves and taking care of everything necessary. If you don’t have any experience of long journeys on horseback, this may be your best option.