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July 7, 2009

As mentioned a little earlier, I had the opportunity to go horseback riding with a small group of students from my language school. I’m not the hugest fan of horseback riding, and I don’t know why. Maybe it was because when I was a kid at camp I got all psyched up to ride a horse one time and it was a huge let down because the horse just followed the horse in front of it and I didn’t do anything. So I was expecting that sort of thing to happen.

I was pleasantly surprised. This was not a ride in the park.

Me and my horse.

Me and my horse.

The terrain was not easy. We were heading through streams, we were heading up and down some pretty steep hills, and we were ploughing through some pretty thick brush. One of the ladies in our group even fell off her horse at one point… luckily she didn’t fall far. We were rewarded with some great views of the Mexican Countryside.Bryanmexico 003
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The views were excellent and the company was fabulous. I even got a crash course in riding when my horse started galloping. Yup. I galloped. And it was awesome. Here are some shots that they took of us riding…Bryan and fin
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My back was killing me the next day, as were my legs. I also picked up a pretty nasty sunburn which lingered for a few days. But it was worth it because it was a very memorable experience and it’s something I probably won’t do every again. A trip like this in the states would be way more expensive and you’d have to fill out like 30 insurance waiver forms.

Since I can’t think of how to end this post I’ll just post this picture of a trailer that I thought was funny…Bryanmexico 016

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3 comments

  1. Beautiful pictures, the countryside in Puebla is gorgeous! Is that Popocateptl you can see in the distance in one of the pics?


  2. You on a horse looks completely unnatural. But I’m glad you had fun! Looks like you had an awesome trip! How was Shannon’s wedding?


  3. la verdad es un paisaje maravilloso, la cual para mi fue una gran experiencia, ever estado es tan gratos paisajes y pastisales ademas de la gente tan humana, es recomendable que aisitan, vale la pena.



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