Cortijo Los Lobos is a pioneering riding holiday centre with an ethical approach to horsemanship. 

Over the years we have helped many horses recover from sad past lives, welcoming them into our family herd. Here at Cortijo Los Lobos kindness is our ethos – we train using positive reinforcement, without the use of bits, whips or force of any kind.
You will love meeting our happy herd, watching them interact and riding them through our beautiful mountain scenery – bitless, barefoot and carefree!

We are proud to be featured in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay


Self catering villa rental or all inclusive Bitless and Barefoot riding holidays

Cortijo los Lobos is an exclusive holiday retreat with heated pool and horse riding set in the beautiful olive groves and pine clad national park area of Andalucia, Southern Spain, just 40 minutes from Granada and Malaga airports. Our breathtaking mountain views and spectacular rural location offers our holiday guests a truly memorable and relaxing holiday. Whether you come to ride, or just enjoy the pool and surroundings, you will love meeting our friendly herd of horses, many of them rescued from sad past lives and now all living happily together. Beginners, children and non riders welcome, full board or self catering options available. We tailor your riding holiday to suit you.

2018 Events

Dare2bebarefoot – Foot trimming course

Following the success of our recent foot trimming course, Dare2bebarefoot  will be travelling to Cortijo Los Lobos to run a 3 day course on hoof care: 21st to 24th May 2018

Price is 370 euros for the 3 days including accommodation ( based on two people sharing – single person supplement 40 euros per night), breakfast, lunches and evening meals, airport transfers, use of pool, Jacuzzi and mountain bike hire. Read more

Connecting with your horse through simple body work

15th May 2018 Connecting with your horse with Bern Easterford We are really excited to be hosting Bern Easterford Bern is a Masterson Method certified practitioner and acupoint therapist (acupressure) who uses a range of techniques from different modalities, and will demonstrate ways to connect and communicate with your horse.  Read more

Riding Confidence Course 18 – 21 May 2018

Make 2018 the summer that counts!

The summer where you learnt confident riding and unlearnt the doubts, what ifs and anxiety.

The summer you found a new trust and bond between you and your horse, because you changed how you think and how you act. Join us on this 3 day rider confidence course. Begin to enjoy your riding and the freedom to ride the way you know you really can.

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