Naturacavall is an exciting and unusual project that proves that business and charity goes hand in hand just fine
It all started with Joan Ferrer’s passion for horses, which he passed onto his sons Xavier and Joan Pere in their early childhood. Xavier sometimes jokes that he learned to ride a horse before riding a bike.
Thus, the family spent their free time exploring the diverse nature of the island off the beaten path on horseback experiencing the island on old tracks in the mountains and along the coast of Mallorca.
In 2019, the three Mallorcan cowboys decided to dedicate their lives entirely to horses in order to share their passion with enthusiasts from all over the world – Naturacavall was born.
We now have 26 horses, which Naturacavall have gradually rescued from adverse life situations.
Unfortunately there are still remote farms and fincas on the island of Mallorca, where horses are kept under dire circumstances, trotting race horses who no longer qualify, or simply those who have not adapted well to their environment and need a second chance.
The family buys these horses and gives them time and space to recuperate and adapt back at their farm. They are often in need of intensive care, a carefully regulated diet and checks from the Vet.
For many generations the Ferrers have lived in the countryside near Manacor, in the middle of the Mediterranean landscape near the center of the island in the Llevant area of Mallorca. The horses live together in herds in large fields and enjoy a free and well cared for life.
Over time Naturacavall team has grown and yet it maintains an unmistakable family vibe – together we take care of the horses and train them, united by our love to give each animal another chance at life and of course to live some adventures together out in the wild.
Get directions to Església de Mare de Déu dels Dolors in Manacor
Manacor is a great place to visit for its incredible diversity and cultural offers. The municipality comprise the second largest town of Mallorca, along with the popular beach destinations of Porto Cristo, Sa Marina, Son Macià, s’Illot, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia, Cales de Mallorca and Cala Murada. The rich history of this area has left numerous points of interest to visit, all with a story from a period in the development of Manacor. The most important attractions in Manacor are the Majorica pearl factory, the Cuevas del Drach caves and the imposing neo-Gothic parish church which belongs to the most beautiful on the island. Manacor is also a great place to consume some typical Mallorcan traditions, especially at the popular May fair. Manacor is in many ways a wonderful place to visit, do not miss the opportunity.
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Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.
The Antique Train
The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.
Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.
Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.
Santuari de Lluc
Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.
A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.
Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.
The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.