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Putrajaya Equestrian Park with MM2020HorseAdventure

It has been more than 1 year since I last rode horses in Putrajaya Equestrian Park with MM2020HorseAdventure. I always like the horses there (a lot of polo horses) and track is fairly well maintained.

The beautiful horse statues were added since the last time I came visiting:

Jaclyn and I went for a ride last Friday morning and it was a really adventurous trip. This is the first time we went out without a guide. I became her partner in crime.

Before heading out, Jaclyn reminded me, it’s selfie time!

Athirah, the lovely facilitator for MM2020 was behind us. The horse being groomed was Sombra, Jaclyn’s favourite horse.

Heading Out to Trail

We took the standard route to reach to the lake. Boy it was so enjoyable to be slow cantering on an ex-polo horse. Felt like sitting on sofa with wind blowing on my face.

The head movement of Gatita was so soft that I worried I might hurt her while riding her. Such a lovely horse. I have to be really gentle on the rein.

Before you know it, Jaclyn reminded me again, do you know what time is it?

IT’S SELFIE TIME!

We got someone walking along the trail to take a photo for us.

Daniel on Gatita, Jaclyn on Sombra at lake side

We made a big circle along the lake. Jaclyn had a really good time galloping with Sombra and I had hard time catching up!

After we completed the loop, we realized it was still a little early so we decided to “explore” some new path lead by our first time leader.

At one point we were so far out we were going opposite direction of the stable, according to Google Map. This photo is taken at the junction we decided to turn back as we were too far out.

Overall we did approximately 19KM in 1:22 hour. That’s quite close to 1 loop of endurance competition on both timing and distance although the horses heart rate were definitely less than ideal.

Here is a summary of our ride.

Well, good news is we made it back safely from Holland although we were unsure half of the time when we were crossing junctions. Most of the time, it was the horses, Sombra in this ride that brought us back to stable. Thanks Sombra!

The trail riding fee is RM120. If you would like to make a visit there, feel free to contact Athirah at +60 14-518 9147​⁠​.

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Trail Ride @ Paya Indah Wetlands Dengkil With MM2020HorseAdventure

It’s been almost 2 months since I last ride in Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil.

This time I got Negro (again), the black mighty horse. Athirah booked Langkaputra for me. Unfortunately Langkaputra has its shoes removed and yet to put back. The only horses with their shoes on are Negro and Kate.

Nazirul (Naz) was my trail ride guide. He is a passionate young horseman. He has been playing with horse riding since young age. It is pretty pleasant to talk to Naz. We talked about horses in the stable and also some of Naz’s education background.

Naz got Kate and I got Negro. We head out to our trail ride at 8.30AM.

Trail Ride @ Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil

The view at the entrance of the trail.

Trail entrance view at Paya Indah Wetlands.
Trail entrance view at Paya Indah Wetlands.

Slightly after the trail ride entrance, we walk through a short stretch palm oil trees to warm up the horses.

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Further into the trail entrance.

I like part of the trail as it is surrounded by peaceful lakes. The ground is covered by dried brown leaves. We can see long stretch of green ahead of us. It feels like the scene in Korean drama.

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Dried leaves all over trail path.

Naz leads the way trotting to get the horses hotter.

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Naz cantering.

Naz makes a turn so we could get deeper into the trail.

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Naz making a turn.

As the place name Paya Indah Wetlands suggests, this place is surrounded by both big and small lakes. In retrospective, I image it will be a really peaceful time if I stop by to appreciate the calmness of water by the lake. Perhaps that’s exactly what I should do the next time I come again.

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Peaceful lake view.

We walk on big open ground in the trail.

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Open ground.

Another lake in the trail. This lake definitely looks deeper than all the other lakes.

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Deep lake.

While we were walking through the trail, Kate suddenly stopped walking. Usually that means the horse is answering the call of nature. Naz was checking Kate’s back to see if she is doing her business. However, this time she is not. For some reason, Kate just decided to stand there for a little while.

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Is Kate answering call of nature?

Naz asks me to go ahead cantering as there is long straight path ahead. Naz is giving me direction where should I make a turn when we get to the junction.

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Naz explaining, make a left turn at the junction.

The junction that Naz mentioned earlier. Go straight ahead is to go back to stable. Turn left to get deeper into the trail.

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The junction to go back to stable or go further in.

Along the trail, we saw an abandoned boat.

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An abandoned boat at the side.

At the end of our trail, we make a u-turn to go back.

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Making u-turn at the end of trail.

The short grasses and wide flat ground give a sense of peacefulness.

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Peaceful view.

This is a typical view you can find throughout the trail.

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Typical view in the trail.

 

Back to stable

On our way back, we walked passed tar road. There were some cyclists cycling at Paya Indah Wetlands.

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Cyclists drop by to visit.

There were also some kids with their parents. There were screaming “Horse! Horse!” in excitement from far. I slowly walked Negro near them for them to see the horse up close. Ironically, when I walked near them, they were afraid to get closer to the horse and hide behind their parents. I asked if they (the parents) want to take a photo and they politely rejected. I wonder if the parents were scared too. Hey, it is a horse, not a T. Rex, ROAR! 😀

Kate is munching grasses on the ground.

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Kate is having breakfast!

Negro having a feast! He has been eating non stop since the last 15 minutes. Now you know where does the phrase “eat like a horse” come from!

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Negro is doing his horse thing… Eat!

Trail Ride Experience in Paya Indah Wetlands.

The last time I got Negro, I was having a little difficulty to ride his canter. This time, his canter was pretty easy to ride.

Naz said he has been doing some training with Negro. He trains Negro to canter in a small circle to make his canter less bumpy. This might be the reason; or perhaps since the last ride, I got more used to Negro’s big stride; or maybe a little of both.

Generally it was fairly relax ride in Paya Indah Wetlands. The trail is clean. There are plenty of long stretch of flat ground to canter. In short, this trail is nice and easy to ride. If you are new to trail ride, this trail is highly recommended.

If you want to do a similar trail ride in Paya Indah Wetlands, please contact the lovely administrator, Athirah (014-5189147) to arrange a time slot for you.

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Hacking @ Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil with MM2020HorseAdventure

Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil by MM2020HorseAdventure is open for business!

I went Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil for trail ride in the morning. I was greeted by Athirah from MM2020HorseAdventure office.

When I arrived, I got my horse, the gigantic Negro. I brought Negro to the arena to do some warm up for about 15 minutes before we head out. Negro is one of the most challenging horses I have ever ridden. He is a really muscular horse. His canter is fast and his stride is huge.

One of the frequent riders, Amirul was helping out as the guide to bring us riding into the trail.

The track in Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil has plenty of trees surrounded by peaceful lakes. It might be a little too plain if you like variety of view while you ride.

The original route was blocked by fallen branches. We did a detour to bypass the blocked route.

The whole trail took us about 1.5 hour. Generally, it was a good mixture of trot and canter throughout our ride.

Do come over and give it a try!

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