None of my family members had horses when I was growing up. But, my parents took me to almost every fair, festival and circus they could. At these events, I rode whatever they had, which ranged from horses to donkeys to mules. I also took a few trips where horseback riding was involved, but the last time I did that was in eighth grade.
Riding horses was fairly easy back then because those horses were bred and trained to go from Point A to Point B — with or without direction from their riders. Things are a lot different when you’re riding ranch horses that either need to be told precisely what to do or will essentially do as they please.
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18 thoughts on “RVing in Wyoming | Horseback Riding for the First Time Since 8th Grade”
Your video was great. You look like you were having so much fun and reminds me I need to go horseback riding again. It’s been forever.
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Oh man, I think maybe it was 2010…? When my ex was in training in Arizona. I’ll remember to subscribe on YouTube.
Wow, that was a REALLY long time ago. You should definitely look into getting started again.
And thank you!
What fun Alexis!! My parents had me on a horse when I was four and I’ve been able to ride from time to time – the best was on a dude ranch in Colorado where we took our kids. One of the guides took us up to a mesa where we could really let go and gallop at will. My daughter fell in love with horses and competed in hunter/jumper competitions well into high school. Rodeos are so quintessentially western – and so much fun (but not for the bull and horse riders!)
Wow, that’s amazing! I wish I had been able to spend more time on horseback in Jamaica, but my friends were always picking dates that meant ditching school. The rich kids often got pulled out of school to go hunting and horseback riding. I wasn’t a rich kid. 😅
I’m convinced that the men riding the bulls and the bucking horses have a secret death wish!
I think they do, too. I remember one of the first times I rode a horse (maybe age 4?) and I slipped off the saddle and the horse took me back to the stable while I hung upside down from one stirrup!
🤣🤣🤣🤣 Did no one see you were hanging upside down off the horse??
you really need a good cowgirl hat when riding. lol
Haha, my birthday is coming up. Is that the present you’re getting me? 🤣
My idea of a good cowboy hat in your idea of a good cowboy hat could be quite different so go ahead and buy one and I’ll send you the cash.
Haha, I’ll have to see if there are any for sale in Mexico. I bet there are. 🤣
Or I could just send you the cash and you can get the one you want. LOL
They did and I remember they were all laughing. I guess I wasn’t in any danger….
I’ve never ridden with an American saddle. They look so comfortable!
It did seem a bit much to me, haha. We often ride bareback in Jamaica.