Horses are creatures of beauty. There is something extremely powerful about seeing horses gallop through a field.
It had been years since getting on a horse, and neither of us had any prior experience that we can credit to give us any confidence.
First getting on bare back to go into the water was a bit scary. It felt as if any moment you would fall off the horse.
After the photos, the saddles were put on and we all became a little more comfortable.
Going around ‘trails’ by the beach, we eventually got the hang of directing the horses. That is, until one of the more experienced riders decided to gallop past mine (Debbie), spooking it. Mine too stepped up the pace a lot, making me a little uncomfortable until re-gaining control. You have to earn the respect of a horse. The area of the ride was great, with hardly any development or people around.
Riding a horse also gives off a sense of freedom and power and renew your sense of wonder. Horses are graceful, glorious creatures.
It was truly a great time, even for these inexperienced riders.
What are your favorite extra activities to do while on an all-inclusive vacation?