I have a bucket list. It’s pretty long, and the first half of it (at least) is specific places I want to go before I die. Next on the list come the adventure tasks I want to complete. Things such as skydiving, caving, and riding a camel are included. At the end of the list are “life goals”—things like coaching a team, making the perfect white sauce for pasta, and finishing writing a novel.
One of those “adventure tasks” on my list is riding a horse. For a person whose parents both grew up on farms and riding horses, riding a horse seemed like something I should have done by now.
The last day of my mini-vacation in Rincon with Rachel and Kelsey, I got to check it off of the bucket list. The three of us booked a 2 hour trail ride along the beaches of Rincon with the company Pintos R Us.
It was just the three of us on the ride, along with 2 guides—which was great. I was given the most gentle horse of the bunch and a very quick lesson on how to steer (thankfully, Primrose knew to just follow the horse in front of her, because I wasn’t very good at steering), and we were off.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience on horseback. Our path took us along the road, down onto the beach, up through the forest, on another beach, for a quick run through the grass, the back on the road again to end where we had started.
We saw a lot of beautiful scenery—including one path along the coast we never would have seen or discovered without the tour. The guides were great. The horses were great (though I don’t think Primrose liked me very much, personally). It was a beautiful way to start the morning!
Ride a horse: check.
|The beach path we rode along and never would have|
seen or known about otherwise