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“3 Bored Amigos” Se Renta Caballos series

On Wednesdays and Saturdays the cruise ships come into Ensenada. Some of the tourists take day trips to La Bufadora, which I hear is THE most visited tourist attraction in Mexico. On the road to La Bufadora is a place where the local vaqueros rent their horses to the tourists for the short ride to our gorgeous, 5-mile long sandy beach.

For many people, riding horses on the beach is a dream-come-true or bucket-list item. Therefore, I am always really surprised at how unprepared many of the people are that come rent horses. Gold lame slippers, flip-flops, no sweater (it can be cold and windy on the beach), little kids, anything goes.

The vaqueros don’t care. The people climb off the bus and onto a horse…nothing like American…no forms or waivers, not even any instructions. They get a bunch of riders ready and one or 2 of the cowboys walk or ride with them. The beach is about 1/4 mile away and then they get a nice long ride on the beach. I get to ride for free whenever I want! 🙂

This is one of my Se Renta Caballos series, which means Horses for Rent.

“New Shoes” Se Renta Caballos series

I live in Punta Banda, Baja California, which is the point of land that makes up the Southern landmass of the Ensenada Bay. It’s a gorgeous area full of wild life and nature. Many of the local guys have horses, and when the cruise ships come into town, they all gather along this wall to rent their horses to the tourists. From here, they can ride a short 5 minute ride to a beautiful, sandy 5-mile long, mostly deserted beach. It’s a dream come true for many people – to ride a horse on the beach! I have made friends with the cowboys and have started painting them and their horses. This is the first completed painting of my new series called ‘Se Renta Caballos’ or ‘Horses for Rent’. Oh, and I can ride for free whenever I want! 🙂