Yesterday I went horseback riding. I know it seems everyone has at some point ridden a horse. I have not. I never wanted to. But I went anyway, along with a group of friends who I was on vacation with. Everyone else got on the horse looking like a pro; I needed help from our guide just figuring out which leg to put in the foot thing first. Everyone else got the horse going. Mine practically laughed at me when I nudged at its side with my feet. I guess I wasnít assertive enough. I was afraid I would hurt the poor animal. Then, when I did actually nudge him, a lot harder I might add, he took off unexpectedly. I had no idea that he was going to do that.
Needless to say, I am sore. I made him trot and bit my tongue, the insides of my legs hurt, I am sunburned, and my back is the sorest it has ever been. I had no idea how to hold myself while on the horse, so I guess I was tensed up when we went riding for the whole 2 hours.
I donít think I will go horseback riding again. I feel good that I experienced it and tried it along with friends, but in the end, it was not worth it. I did not feel like what I was doing was at all natural. Maybe it was just me, but Iím pretty sure I looked like a fool.