When I was 8 years old, I went on a field trip to a ranch that was about an hour away from Lima. I remember how great it was being there with all my friends, learning about animals, and simply being able to play and run around. Towards the end of the day, a friend and I wandered off to the horse stables where I found 1 Peruvian sol (Peruvian currency). My first reaction was to use the money I found to ride the horses, I was so excited! As we made our way to pay, my friend began to tell me how she had never rode a horse before, her parents would not be able to afford it, and how she didn't think she would ever have the chance to do it. My 8 year-old heart was torn to pieces and I graciously gave her the money so she could ride instead of me. I thought to myself: "I'm sure I will get another chance to ride a horse for the first time."
Well, 20-something years later I was finally able to. Though I never regretted my decision, I felt pretty silly for all these years. I told my husband the story one day and a few weeks later, when I had forgotten all about it, he surprised me with having arranged for us to go horseback riding together :)
It's crazy to think that even though I love these beautiful animals, I never actually looked for the opportunity to experience this. I must say it was worth the wait and even more so because I got to ride into the sunset with my partner in crime ha!
I am glad this story had a happy ending, I mean, can't you tell from the big smile on my face? :D
Meet Charm, my very first horse riding experience. She was wonderful, even though she got startled by my husband's horse biting her butt. It was an experience like no other!
This is not my usual kind of post, but it was such an amazing experience that I just wanted to share it with you all. If you were wondering, I wore a black bodysuit from Forever 21 and boyfriend shorts from AEO. I will link them on my next post.
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