01-22-2011, 11:17 AM
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I went on a beach ride in Mexico. Wasn't planned beforehand, so was wearing beach clothes and watershoes, lol! But so was everyone else.
Was a spur of the moment thing, found this tour guide for hire in Mazatlan and you could choose 3 things to do. We chose scenic boat ride, snorkeling, and horse ride. Now this was a low end operation to be honest, and the ride was only 20 min, but was right on the beach, walking.
Afterwards we were talking to the guide, who's english was poor. We asked him if he ever rode. He misunderstood, thought we were asking him if we could ride again, and if he could come with us. So he said 'let's go'.
He brought us to the trail guide, and the 4 of us started out. The guide spoke no english, but I gestured toward the ocean, and he said 'vaminos!'.. 'Go ahead' . So I brought my horse into the Pacific ocean!! I tried to make him canter, apparantly they don't teach leg aids at this place, lol, because the guide came over and handed me his stick. I gently touched the horses' hind end, and she went into a beautiful canter in the ocean surf!
Amazing, that was one I could cross off the bucket list.
The funny part was when we got back to the cruise ship, other people were talking about how they paid $100 to ride on a ridge 300 feet from the ocean.
We paid $20 each for a run in the Pacific! All about being at the right place at the right time.