Horseback Patagonia is a family owned and run business, made up of a married couple and two small children. 
Horseback Patagonia is the name we gave our company, although equestrian culture and the ranch work in Northern Patagonia are very old, we created this company to serve as a bridge between the traditional and modern worlds, to essentially “modernize” ourselves and create a window between two cultures.
Our company mission is to give our guests a taste of traditional Patagonia and to give our neighbors, who serve as our host families, exposure to the world outside of Patagonia. Thus, the company hopes to create a fusion of two worlds during our limited tourism season, allowing each to experience the other during a brief window of opportunity. And so, we cherish the human interaction aspect of our trips as much as the equestrian adventure aspect.

Our company ethos is centered around creating a true cultural immersion experience, that allows our guests to achieve a sincere and deep connection with the inhabitants and the terrain, and to gain an understanding of the importance of tradition and an appreciation of a simpler way of life.

Central to our mission is our lead-guide and equestrian instructor, Fabian Baeza, who grew up in this remote region. In addition to his outstanding horsemanship, Fabian speaks fluent English and is a well-respected member of the Futaleufu equestrian community. He is known far and wide across the dispersed ranches of the province and makes an ideal “cultural ambassador” between our guests and the local community.

In summary we strive to offer our clients a unique experience and a window into another world that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Our Activities

Single Day Program
Our guests will spend a day getting to know the horses, they will learn how to treat them, so that rider and horse can bond and function in a self-sufficient way. This method is known as “rational dressage” where horse and rider form a working relationship based on mutual understanding, respect and friendship, and then harvest vegetables in our garden for a farewell dinner with the family …
Two-Day Outing
During two days our guests will meet the horses, they will learn how to treat them, so that rider and horse can bond. This method is known as “rational dressage” where horse and rider form a working relationship based on mutual understanding, respect and friendship and then apply what they have learned riding through the Futaleufú valley ….
Espolón Valley Odyssey
For more experienced riders and outdoor enthusiasts, we offer a five-day trip through the remote and spectacular Espolón Valley. The valley is located in the heart of the Andes of Northern Patagonia and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers. During the trip we will cross numerous rivers and lakes exploring virgin native forests and pristine landscapes …