January 2nd, 2008

redhorse

PONIEEEEESSSS!!!

I did gallop around the house like a 12 year old girl, because it was horses and horses make it ok to act like a kid.

Mac, who runs Pencarrow horse treks, has the honour of being one of the 2 million kiwis who were in LOTR - him and his horse Jesse, who today was ridden by richdrich. He said they had to gallop hell for leather across a large field waving bows and arrows not holding the reins. It was pandemonium, apparently, as all the English style riders discovered how hard it is to keep your horse straight on legs alone - while the polocrosse horses all went "I get this! I just run till they say stop, right?"

Hehe.

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I thoroughly recommend Pencarrow Horse Treks - his horses are good, he's knowledgeable, and the rides aren't just plodding along. He prefers smaller groups (5-6) because then he can do more challenging stuff with you, so next time if there are as many takers, we'll split into two groups - the hooney group and the not-so-hooney group, and go on different days.

Now I smell like horses. I'm not going to shower for a while yet. *breathes deeply*