Les Olivettes is located in one of the roughest areas of the Ardennes, in the immediate vicinity of the rocks of Hérou, the long lake Nisramont, the hilly valley of the winding river Ourthe and pretty villages like Engreux and Mousny…

To take in such a changing landscape scenic tours strong, quiet horses with a certain step are necessary. The Mérens horse comes from the Pyrenees. They grew up in the rugged mountains so it is a very suitable horse for this work. You will be surprised by its performance!

The Mérens horses have a height of about 1.50m. He steps at a brisk pace, has a spicy character and is reliable. They are deep black and are called ‘kleine friezen’. They are valued for riding as well as before the coach. For our adventurous trips into the woods through the varied hilly landscape of the Ardennes with its numerous streams and rivers, the Mérens horses are very suitable: a ‘4X4’ field horse that pulls you safely and comfortably through the Ardennes.

They are true mountaineers, good rock climbers with a fixed step. An ideal horse for riders who love spicy but safe and characterful horses.