Ride ’em Cowgirl

When I signed up for a horse riding trip in Tupiza I’d had a romantic vision of being carried leisurely through countryside which wouldn’t look out of place in a Wild West film. After all, this is how the Lonely Planet describes the Bolivian town: “If there’s ever a place where you want to throw your leg over a horse, brandish spurs and say, ‘ride ‘em cowboy’, this is it.”

What I hadn’t expected was to be thrown off a crazy horse less than five minutes after getting on it.

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