Playing Cowgirls & Cowboys, yeah! :)

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ready for the adventure...
Usually when you think about Puerto Rico, the first idea you get is a gorgeous beach which is true, but you don't have to forget the rain forest. Today we would visit a National Park, but before that we would become cowgirls and cowboys, yay! Our first stop was "Hacienda Carabali" where we could rent horses to ride around the property.

When we arrived, the rain was over, yay! Don't TB's have good luck? We registered ourselves. Everyone who wants to ride, has to sign a paper, haha. They were getting ready our horses while we were waiting for 2 other people. They were Kary and Gilberto, both Francisco's friends. Francisco was calling them to check if they were close, haha. Around 15min later they arrived. Now we were ready :)

We had to wait for a bit more - of course in the meanwhile I was taking pics - and then they finally called the 7 people group: "el grupo de 7!" I have ridden a horse just once in my life and it was a long time ago, when I was a little girl.
would this horse be the right for me???
.. actually it was a pony, haha, and I hardly remembered about that, mmm. Hope I wouldn't do it too bad, haha.

One by one our horses were coming. First Marks, then Jasons, the 3rd one was "Sensacion" that would be mine, hehe. All the horses were brown except of Jess', mmm. Did it mean anything? We didn't think so, until we found out the white horse was stubborn, haha. Our guide joined us. Actually we didn't need a guide very much, the horses already knew where to go ;)

Ok, first problem: how do I start this thing?, haha. The guide told us we had to blow kisses, so the horse would start to walk and then run, haha. These horses liked to be treated with love, haha. Since I wasn't an expert cowgirl, I hardly took any pic while we were ridding, but Francisco did and I'd steal them :P

By the way, the horses liked to follow the others.
awww, Francisco & Yadi, awwwww
If Francisco's was running, all the others wanted to do the same too. It was fun, but why these things don't have cushions??? Note: don't ever wear shorts again for ridding a horse... anyway it was fun and a new experience, hehe.

The landscape was beautiful, all the greenery was lovely. We could see some cows and other farms nearby. It was warm, but not too much, so the weather was perfect too. Around 1 hour later we were back at the beginning. This experience was great and I survived! haha. Well, we didn't have much time left since Mark had to catch a flight early in the afternoon and we still had another stop in our agenda.

Well, we would just have to do the trekking fast, but before that eating a snack to get energies for later. Oh! I couldn't believe it. It started to rain... well does the name rain forest say anything??? haha. Just hope it would stop by the time we arrive to our next destination...
yadilitta says:
thanks for the smiles and sweet comment!!!
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009
Koralifix says:
Nicely written :)
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009
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ready for the adventure...
ready for the adventure...
would this horse be the right for …
would this horse be the right for…
awww, Francisco & Yadi, awwwww
awww, Francisco & Yadi, awwwww
there we go...
there we go...
arriving to the hacienda
arriving to the hacienda
we arrived, yay!
we arrived, yay!
would I be one???
would I be one???
:)
:)
our horses should come soon...
our horses should come soon...
Francisco and Mark getting impatie…
Francisco and Mark getting impati…
which one would be mine???
which one would be mine???
Jason the cowboy
Jason the cowboy
so excited or scared???
so excited or scared???
hope this is a good idea...
hope this is a good idea...
almost all the group, Francisco is…
almost all the group, Francisco i…
hehe, no clue what Im doing, haha
hehe, no clue what I'm doing, haha
Francisco was the official photogr…
Francisco was the official photog…
starting the journey
starting the journey
full of vegetation
full of vegetation
thats Sensacions head, lol
that's Sensacion's head, lol
nice greenery
nice greenery
we did it!!!
we did it!!!
oh! I was hungry...
oh! I was hungry...
what a surprise! It was raining in…
what a surprise! It was raining i…
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Riding horses in an Hacienda - Hacienda Carabali
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