Monday, October 25, 2010
not mother of the year, but I am fun!
Ok, mom of the year I am not. Took my 11-yr-old daughter cross country riding twice last week. That would be on horses, through the woods, swamp, and over a hell of a lot of jumps that you don't see until you're on top of them. Netherwood Acres in Hyde Park NY. Gorgeous, brave Irish Sport Horses that will jump anything! Will let anyone ride -- just say you can ride and you're off (with a guide). One of the women in our group fell off twice, another fell off once and lost her boot! I don't even know how to do that! My butt couldn't be more sore, even though I wore bicycle shorts underneath my breeches. Skyler was the only kid on both rides -- I don't think they see kids too often -- first question was "Is she riding?" But they were game and so was she. First time around, first jump, she said she felt a little out of control, as if she was galloping. Guide said, "well, that's because you are galloping". Fine after that -- just had to set expectations.