Nieves, Ana and Julia, three generations of Teo's Amazons who learned to ride "bareback like the Indians"

Nieves, Ana and Julia, three generations of Teo’s Amazons who learned to ride “bareback like the Indians”

The San Martiño fair revived the tradition of entering the carballeira on horseback.

12 November 2022 . Updated at 22:20.

The word is that the breed came to the hound, but if this animal is replaced by a horse, the word goes like a glove. Nieves Castro, Ana Pedreira and Julia Gomez. These neighbors, who are respectively grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, as well as blood ties, theo they are united by a passion that does not stop growing: their horse love and his desire to enjoy them on his town’s big day, San Martino.

This passion of 64-year-old Nieves came to him almost at birth, and his first contact “monsters” from neighbors until he has a family of his own. learned to get on “bareback like the Indians”, It’s an app that he passes on to his 38-year-old daughter, Ana, and this to Julia, just 6 years old. security measures, a practice they advocate because it means restoring the essence of the fair because every 11th November is celebrated as a date, a party, marked with fire in the souls of young people, “I know three to work, you have to want the day”, tell mom and daughter.

After the ride and while the mares were resting in the middle of the carballeira, the chieftain of Nieves recalls that he stopped riding 15 years ago when he had to say goodbye to his beloved mare, Linda. “Five years of Chegou, vineyard moi mistreated and lifted the third case that triggered polo mi camiño. And I still envy him»remembers with enthusiasm. Although Nieves does not forget Linda, he remembers his daughter Diana. She remembers persistently repeating it to her mother at the age of 15. «eu quero unha besta». And his wish came true. “I started horseback riding on the farm, also bareback”, relata She continued to do so in a group where she was the only woman, just as her mother had done years ago, who had managed to give her husband horse beetles. Jamie Pedreira, So much so that years ago, both of them used to go to fairs like in Sabucedo without a caravan, by horse for six hours. “I put two horses to sleep to come back the next day, with a de novo mount”. It’s almost overwhelming logic that little Julia yearns to ride, because her father, Pablo Gomez She started a relationship with her mother because she asked Teo to loan her a horse for her carnival. Thanks to this connection, he entered the family through the front door after years of horseback riding with those who are now his mother-in-law. five horses. And while keeping them isn’t cheap, in their case it’s more bearable because Jaime remembers they have a huge farm. “And you drive with complete freedom.” It’s not surprising that the youngest Julia, who grew up in this environment, also wanted to be a veterinarian, especially in this order of preference to “always be with the animals” with dogs, horses and cats.


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