I delivered a wedding cake EARLY this morning and my wonderful cousin hauled my horse to Crystal Beach for a trail ride. I wasn't going to be able to go but she hauled my boy down there so I could go across the ferry and deliver cake! Cake pays for horses so it is a necessary chore!
She had him saddled when I got there - what a doll! We rode out with about 16 people, 15 horses and 2 mules. The mule man was ponying a young mule and they were so cute!
Crystal Beach is on Boliver Peninsula and was literally wiped off the map in Hurricane Ike. Many new brightly painted cabins have popped up. It is mostly cleaned up but there is still quite a bit of bits and pieces of shattered wood, plastic, metal, glass, etc. in the area where the cabins were. The beach itself if pretty darn clean except for the hundreds of Portuguese Man O' Wars that were everywhere. We rode about 3 hours - so I think we rode abut 12- 14 miles with some walking and trotting most of the way. It was around 73 degrees and sun shining so we had a perfect December day in Texas on the beach. Here is a pic of Esther (she used to be my dressage instructor) she is on a Frisian/Morgan, my cousin Kellie on her Arabian/Quarter Horse, me on a QH and our friend Sue on her little Arabian mare.
If you are in Texas come on down...the beach was great and very few people out. When it warms up it will be swarming with people so now is the time to ride the beach!