Of all of the places I’ve been fortunate enough to ride in my life, I wonder if I have a favorite. From beautiful beaches to steep rocky mountains, which terrain is the most fun? Picking my way through green trees to loping across a sage brush covered field, which gives the best experience? If I had to choose looking down into a pine filled valley or seeing innumerable wild flowers in a meadow, which is my favorite view?
I’ve thought about it time and again. I love a wide open field, every time I see one I immediately feel the urge to kiss my horse into a lope and dash across it like a kid. I get the same thrill just before a steep ascent or decent on a rocky slope. And I love to weave in and out of trees on a winding trial at a quick game of follow the leader. This usually ends up with everyone in giggles. Still, the time it takes to walk the relaxed walk with a group of friends, chatting about anything and everything in life is what comprises the foundation of all trail rides.
In the end, I just come to the conclusion that my favorite view is the one between my horse’s ears. I’d love to see some of yours!
Send comments and questions to Stephanie at [email protected]. Join Stephanie on the Horsecity Forums by clicking here.