We live in cities; lost in our bubble and dazed with all the everyday commotion in our heads, we are no longer in touch with all that is important for our well-being, our happiness and ultimately our livelihood.
“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom,” says author Helen Tompson and this is the motto the Northern Greece Horse Club goes by. The deserted and disregarded area of “Mikra” right at the edge of the bay has been transformed into an idyllic space of harmony and tranquility, thanks to the tremendous love and efforts of its founders. Huge trees give you shelter from the hot sun, the fer-forgé seating area invites you to relax and marvel at the rich colours in the sky and more importantly at the most elegant animals passing you by.
You don’t need to be a member of the club or to participate in the lessons to enter; even though a team of qualified instructors will gladly allow you to do so. However, you must be respectful of the lovely horses, the trainees, and their surroundings. The sun-drenched benches, the absolute quietness and the smooth galloping of those gorgeous and kind-hearted creatures always leaves my heart a bit lighter every time I visit. I strongly advise you to take the time and visit this spot.
Hint: there are some harmless stray dogs in the area. If you remember, take a bit of dog food with you. Their gratitude will melt you.