Saige chose her jet black horse, Jasper, for me to ride. She said he would be perfect for me since he was a really laid back and easy-going horse, perfect for a first time rider. He was such a sweet guy and I have to admit, I totally fell in love with him! I hoped he'd forgive me for putting a braid in his tail. At least I finished it off with a blue bow, right? ☺ Saige rode her other horse, Picasso and Christina got to ride Jackson.
We had a blast walking and trotting down the beach and even into the surf! All three horses seemed to love the sea spray and would snort and throw their heads as if they were giggling! They all seemed to pick up their feet a bit higher too when the water broke against their legs. Part way down the beach, Christina asked if we could stop to give Jasper, Jackson and Picasso a break. She said if she had to carry 135 pounds on her back, she'd want a little breakie too! Silly Christina!
During our little rest, Saige told me about some of the wonderful adventures she has had with Jasper. She said he loves to go trail riding in the woods, especially in the fall when the days are cooler and all the leaves crunch under his hooves. She also shared that some of his favorite treats are carrots and apples - I laughed and told her mine too! However, I do like my carrots with a little bit of mayo on them and I bet Jasper would not like that at all, lol!
Soon we were back on the horses and heading on down the beach. Even though it was pleasantly warm, the wind was quite brisk coming off the ocean and I wished I had worn jeans. Who would have thought to pack jeans to go to the beach? As we rode along the surf, the sun was dropping quickly and the colors were simply amazing. We all talked about how quickly the sun was disappearing behind the dunes and soon it would be gone!
Even though we had been riding for an hour, it didn't seem like it. The evening was quickly coming to a close - much to our dismay. We all agreed that soon we were going to have to turn around and head back so that we could be back by dark. We really hated to have such an amazingly perfect evening come to an end - but then, we were hungry and we were pretty sure Jasper, Jackson & Picasso were too!
I bet you guys have had an activity that you didn't want to end.....what were you doing? Was it with friends or your family? I know that Christina, Saige and I are still talking about our amazing horseback ride on the beach and how we want to do it again on next year's beach trip. But in the meantime, fall is coming and I'd love to see Jasper prancing in the crunchy autumn leaves!! ~ Cindy ♥
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Cindy & Christina are wearing shorts by Sparrow and Wren Merc - Formerly Janie Jumps
Saige is wearing American Girl of the Year Lanie's meet top American Girl® Doll
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