We were barely out of the gate and all of our horses spooked at
My impression is that they are much more "rough and ready" in their riding than we are here. I would not have taken my own personal horse down that muddy boulder filled trail, but they seemed to think it was not a problem and it's part of their mapped out trail ride. I also wouldn't have put random strangers on such spooky horses. Thankfully we all made it back to the barn in one piece and I can check of the box, "horseback riding in Ireland."
|On the trail riding back|
|Not sure what Blondi was doing in this photo. My dad got a 22 year old thoroughbred named Jack. He was a total doll the whole time!|
|Blondie and I|
The bike store shuttles you to the end of the 26 mile path and you ride back to the bike shop. The very start of our ride we had to ride on the road. I crashed into a white vinyl fence almost right out of the gate. Thankfully I got a bit more coordinated as the ride went on and was able to relax and enjoy it. We saw some gorgeous scenery and it was a really. I did make it the whole 26 miles, although I walked the last few hills...I was just too tired. I wasn't even too sore the next day. Yah! Here are some photos!