breeds his own horses for the horseback riding in Lencois Maranhenses, guaranteeing specially treated and trained animals for the rides, this is not easy in the region where we are, as opposed to the beauty of nature, it is presented as a difficult means to raise animals , the lack of nutritional values of the pastures forces us to provide a food supplemented with various supplements, and the supply of these balanced foods, corn, wheat and soybeans is only possible in Barreirinhas, transport is by boat and sometimes in quadricycle, which increases costs and we have to have well organized feeding programs. As natural grass is not very rich in nutrients, we have sustainable areas of planting good pastures in humid parts with richer soils or that we enrich with calcareous and marinades, that grass can only be cut and managed in the stables for animals.
To these difficulties is added the lack of water in the dry season, so we built our own cistern of 50,000 liters, to gather in the rainy season all the water that our horses needed during the work time, that's why we guarantee that your horses will be well hydrated during your ride in the desert. The next acquisition of a windmill, for water extraction by a totally ecological means, will also be part of the grassland irrigation system. We have scheduled the construction of the first chicken coop and vegetable garden for the organic production of the food that we will use in the lunches of our walks. An interrelated system of utilization and recycling of the waste produced by each activity makes the project more sustainable and in harmony with nature. That is why when you book a ride with us you are also helping us to maintain a more ecological and conscious tourism.
We are the only ones who live all year round in Atins riding every day, so we can offer the best and most incredible routes in each season, depending on weather conditions and changes in geographical characteristics due to rain or wind, which totally transform the dunes , visiting the most varied formations and areas within the National Park, vegetation, dunes, lagoons and villages. Making the experience more experiential and integrated with nature and culture.
Learning a more natural and organic way of life with nature, from the way of sleeping and feeding, community work, the raising of domestic animals and for subsistence; the simple orchards of herbs and vegetables; the use of wild fruits, such as Mirim, Caju, and Coco; the varied ways of using cassava, TIQUIRA alcohol, TAPIOCA starch, and Farinha fundamental for FAROFA.
We want to show you and help us preserve the beauty of this place and ancient culture that inhabits it, that's why I came to share with us this passion and responsibility.
The groups are always accompanied in addition to the guide by one or two auxiliaries for the assistance at all times of the members of the group