When I signed up and paid for a 2 day horseback riding trip, I don’t know what I was thinking.
Well, I guess I was thinking that it would be a lot of fun and it was a lot of fun.
However, it was also the hardest I have ever worked in my life. I have only ever ridden a horse for 2 hours on trail rides before so by hour 4 of the riding trip, I was ready to quit. I was so hot and tired. My knees and back hurt too. However, there were other riders who were older than me and I didn’t want them to show me up so I toughed it out. By the time we stopped at the cabins for the night, I could have fallen asleep as soon as I dismounted. Thankfully, we were not expected to sleep on the ground. Instead, the cabins all had beds and air conditioning. I was never so happy to hear an air conditioner running as I was when I opened my cabin door. A blast of cool air hit me in the face and it was all I could do to force myself to stay awake long enough to take a shower and go to the food cabin to get some dinner. I noticed that everyone felt like I did. No one talked during dinner and we all ate fast so we could go back to our air conditioned cabins and sleep. The next day, at dawn, we left the comfort of our climate controlled cabins and headed back out on the trial again.