The Pacific Northwest has countless trails through the many mountains and forests. I have gone on many hikes but this past Sunday it was time to explore these trails another way, on horseback.
I'm a sucker for a sale so when the Equine Escape groupon came up I decided it was time to get back in the saddle. The last two times I rode a horse was in Argentina last fall. For me activities like this are what I do on my travels so with limited vacation time and money this was a mini Sunday morning vacation right here at home. Although my last horseback riding was not too long ago, the cool damp northwest morning air brought me right back to my childhood summers at horse camp.
We waited patiently at the trailhead for our horses to arrive for our 9:30am trailride. Around 9:45am up pulls a trails with all the horses heads popping out taking in the scene.
As the horses were being unloaded and saddles and hooves checked one horse roamed around freely. Apparently this horse, Thunder, did not like to be tied up. Clearly, this would be my horse for the ride.