Hiya! I’ve been slacking terribly with this blog, but it has been a hell of a few weeks! With classes winding down next week, and leaving in two weeks from today (silent sobbing), I’ve been super busy getting my stuff organized.
Edinburgh was wonderful! Hopefully there will be pictures for you all to enjoy soon…
Anyway, today I had the opportunity to go horseback riding! It was sooooo fun! I haven’t gone riding in years so it was interesting to be back on a horse. I think I’ve only gone twice before this so I’m a totally newbie!
But, to make matters more interesting, they only ride European Style here! For those who are not equestrian masters (like I am now, clearly) a Western saddle has the pommel and back brace so you are very secure in your saddle and on the horse. European saddles are basically a bike seat on top of a horse! You really have to grip with your thighs to stay on the horse! And the reins and stirrups are different, so it was a whole new experience for all of us!
And for the record, I never fell off the horse! So I count today as a success!
Today was wonderful! And now I can say I rode horses in Ireland! How cool, right?!?
So, I’m signing off for the night. I have to finish packing! We leave for London for the weekend at 7:30 am tomorrow morning! Someone should probably warn Prince Harry I’ll be in the area…!