So we have relented and given into the pressure allowing this to become a 'must see' trip for every country visited .... so earlier in the year both Wales & Scotland have both offered opportunities...much to the girl's delight. As too have chances in Hampshire with Uncle Jason & Aunty Sue and the local hunt in Romsey...
Horse Riding offers many challenges to the inexperienced riders, but both Catherine and I felt safe throughout the family ride experience…. in fact the horses were that good, that we’ve convinced ourselves that we are ‘naturals’ and have missed our calling in life!!!
Once we’d collected our steeds for the day from their paddocks (Svas, Freysting, Fela & Odda), the girls set to the task of cleaning the horses from top to toe…. a stiff brushing, followed by the cleaning of hooves… nothing was too much for the girls who relished in the added responsibility…
With the girls growing in confidence, it seemed right to expand our experience so a trot soon became a gentle canter and we were off…. through small graded glens to wide open forest paths… a truly spectacular end to a busy day…
On arrival back at the ranch, both girls relished the chance to clean their horses, put away the tack and even muck out the stables… proper little stable hands!!! With tired bodies almost ready for bed, we piled back into the motorhome close to the centre of the stables and quickly got ready for bed to the sound of neighing horses and the occasional snores from two very contented young ladies!!! A great family experience!!!
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