Sunday, April 29, 2012

Horseback Riding

Last Friday, my Girl Scout troop went horseback riding at a horseback riding ranch!

Picture taken from: http://www.rockingkhorserentals.com/


I love horses, and I have always wanted one. Since I don't have one and there is no chance of me getting one any time soon, the next best thing would be to go to a ranch where you can pay to horseback ride.  Luckily, my Girl Scout troop planned such a field trip last week. You can only imagine how thrilled I was! The whole day I could hardly concentrate on my school work in anticipation of the outing right after school. 

When we got to the ranch we were asked to stand in a line, so the horses could choose their riders! This sounded a little strange, but according to our guides if a horse paid attention to you or made eye contact with you, you were the one he/she wanted as its rider! The first horse that was brought out chose me! His name was Gambler and he was a beautiful chestnut colored horse with a mahogany mane.
           
Once all the Girl scouts, volunteer moms (including mine), and guides had mounted their horses, we started on a one hour ride on a trail through the beautiful hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. It was a beautiful day, and I really enjoyed the lovely scenery. All the horses were very sweet and gentle. The only problem was that mine and a couple of others were very hungry and kept going off trail to eat! No amount of pulling on their reins would make them move! Thankfully, we had three very experienced guides who would come to our rescue and would force the horses back on the trail. I had a wonderful time horseback riding and was sad when it ended. I can't wait to go back.



Me riding on Gambler

             



The trail
Picture taken from: http://www.rockingkhorserentals.com/


Have you been horseback riding before?

If so, when was the last time you went and where did you go?

If not, would you like to go horseback riding?