Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hamner Horses, June 22nd

   It's so weird to think that we only have two more days in New Zealand. I keep forgetting about Fiji. I feel it's the understated part of the trip but I keep thinking that when we leave we're going home. It's going to be so weird not having to bundle up to go outside! To be fair, because of the ash and the quakes and general apocalyptic symptoms (last night we were in a 5.6 earthquake! It wasn't that strong here, but we could feel it) the winter here has been really mild (I spent most of the day in a t-shirt and jeans), but still. 
   We hit up Hamner Horses around 10 for our horseback ride. Everyone had been making jokes about how we're from Texas and ride a horse to school, and the owner laughed and then pulled out an English saddle. 
   And nobody knew what it was.
   Except me, obviously. I had it in the bank. 
   The ride through the mountains was amazing and the guide let me and another girl canter up a hill. It was was awesome.
   Then we shoveled poop for half an hour. That wasn't as awesome.
   After that we grabbed luch and hit up the natural hot springs. The warmest pool was a 'sulfur spring' though so we all just put up with the smell. 

G'Day Kiwis! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you were able to ride and canter! And, just remember, you don't have to go to New Zealand for a sulfur pool. There's one right here in Lampasas -- althoug it's really cold, not hot. I spent many a summer day there -- as did Shirley Sue. I'm sure Aunt Jean would love for you to try it out!

    Love 'ya lots!