A soft coat, a gentle demeanour and a smell that I cannot describe. Horses, one of my favourite animals on earth. My entire existence as a child and teenager revolved around horses. I took care of them, rode competitively and spent every evening, weekend and summer surrounded by them. My childhood is a happy one. So you can imagine my excitement to have the opportunity to ride one of these incredible creatures again after so long.
The “naughty”, “frisky” or “bad” horses were always my favourite growing up, and it turns out they still are. When we met our guide I told him in Spanish that I rode horses as a young girl, he changed his mind and decided to let me ride the horse that only “experienced riders” could handle. This made me very happy.
We spent three incredible hours travelling by horseback. Arenal Volcano was our backdrop, we rode next to the Lake and were always surrounded by rolling hills, it was absolutely breathtaking! Costa Rica is known for its beauty and I see where all the hype comes from.
Then out of the blue our guide would say “gallop” and we’d take off! I cannot describe in words how happy this made me. I feel as if a butterfly is trapped in my heart, every time I think back on our ride the happiness flutters throughout my body. It’s important to remember what makes you happy and to bring these components into your life as much as possible.