March 15, 2013
Horseback Riding in Puerto Rico
Last batch of vacation photos here! We decided to go horseback riding on the final day of our trip. I'd never done this before, and it seemed like a fun way to round out the time spent.
We met instructor with all her horses in a parking lot, and there was already a group of about five or six other people there. Almost everyone in our group had had some experience riding before... everyone except me. And while the idea of horseback riding seemed fun and whimsical in our hotel room, I was a little intimidated once I realized that I actually had to get up and sit on a big, huge animal. It was an odd feeling at first. But after the first ten minutes, I got the hang of it. It helped that my my horse, Palomo, was also very sweet, so that helped.
I have to say, riding on the beach with these horses was one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced.
One slightly unhappy note, though- I lost my camera lens cap while riding! Whenever some of the other horses in front of us would get excited, Palomo would follow suit. At one point when the whole group was trotting along in the sand, the camera (which was strapped around me) hit against my saddle, and the cap bounced right off. I ordered another one though... but still, I'll be capless for a few weeks.
Overall, it was an absolutely wonderful time. Thanks again everyone, for sharing my experience this week :)
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