Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

On Friday I went horseback riding with the University on the beach. Yeah, totally bomb. It was seriously one of my favorite things I've done here. Because of Badger Creek, I was the most experienced rider there and it took me down "horse wrangler/workshop lane." The instructors didn't do anything beyond stick us on a horse and lead, so I enjoyed teaching people how to hold the reins and steer. It felt so, SO good to excel at something besides washing the dishes. And can I just say that their rules (or lack thereof) made Badger look super paranoid. Helmets: no. Particular horse order: nah. Running: sure. Galloping: absolutely. I loved it. I can't think of many things that are more exhilarating than galloping through sand dunes or on the beach. Truly it was an experience I won't soon forget.

My horse Pompero. He liked to be up front and to go really fast. We got along great.

The dunes.

1 comment:

  1. We saw these horse pictures on Picassa and I was just asking Dad about how good you were with horses because of Badger Creek. You never know when certain skills will come in handy. I am impressed that you enjoy galloping on the beach!