Callie (foreground) and Soul (behind)
I haven't been on a horse in 23 years...needless to say I was a little nervous...especially since this guy is so big!But you know, once on, I was okay. Soul is very gentle and sweet natured. He reminded me of a very big version of my dog...only he's better mannered!
The day was perfect for riding - sunny enough to be warm, but windy enough not to sweat to death and to keep most of the bugs down. The only problem were the horseflies out in the fields; they were driving the poor horses nuts!
When we came back, both Soul and Callie decided to take dirt baths...it was so comical to watch them roll!
Can I tell you how much I ached the next day (and still do)? Oowww! I now understand the meaning of "saddle-sore." I don't know how those cowboys (and girls) do it! I think I just need to get used to it. But you know, I had so much fun...I can't wait to do again!