Something I've always wanted to do was ride horses, so we opted to change our plans from the photo session, which would have also cost a lot more also in the end, to an adventure date consisting of a night at a bed and breakfast of a working horse ranch, followed by a breakfast, a 20 minute lesson, and 90 minutes of trail riding.
|Our cabin for the night|
We arrived in the dark, after Mike's full day at work, so we couldn't appreciate the beauty of the drive or the ranch until the next morning. We did arrive armed with some organic dark chocolate and wine to see us through the evening. ;0)
The next morning at 9am we showed up for breakfast which was set up outdoors on the porch of the main house. A nice long table with pitchers of water was set up and then another area where the food was lined up, covered. There was cereal and milk, yogurt, coffee, a ham, cheese and egg casserole as well as pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream.
|Some of the horses|
|A couple more beauties|
We then walked down to watch the horses be prepared. We had our short lesson, practiced in the arena and the lined up in formation to take to the trails! Mike was third in line and I was behind him.
|I rode Blade|
|Mike rode Casey|