Denise, so happy to hear the surgery is done and hopefully the worst of the pain will be passing as well. Its excellent you are up and around!!
DH and I recently went on vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I have never been there before, but anywhere with a beach and nice weather is always a good thing in my book. And to my great delight, the hotel had horseback riding!!
Wow does riding a trail string pony give me new respect for our horses. I went riding twice while on vacation. The first ride DH came with me. He got an opinionated chestnut mare named Maria. She was lead mare, so wanted to be marching out front leading the way. I rode a grey gelding named Lud. He wanted to not move at all. I think he was just as frustrated with me by the end of the ride as I was with him!
The second ride, DH decided he would rather go work out (he was not impressed with Maria's opinions). I got to ride the mare and I had a blast with her! Was such a difference to be on a horse who was wiling to move, even if only in short bursts (all the guide would allow). Riding on Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - YouTube
Got our kids out for a ride today. Wow what a difference!! Last leg-stretcher before our next competition (No Frills in VA next Saturday). Joe, are you going?!
03/23/13 dream 51.41 miles 10.9 mph 252.9 total miles
04/06/13 dream 24.61 miles 6.8 mph 277.51 total miles
04/12/13 jud 3 miles 280.51 total miles
04/14/13 maria 3 miles 283.51 total miles
04/17/13 dream 9.2 miles 7.4 mph 292.71 total miles