Travel Blogs from Springerville
... of any other horse so it was an easy ride for me. Ely, our wrangler, told us stories of other guests he had looked after in the last few months and how surprised he was when a Canadian mother and daughter arrived for a morning ride a little worse for wear or "hammed" as he put it, they could only just manage to stay upright in the saddle. The other was a German dad who fell asleep on top a horse.
After our ride we had to take a quick shower and load up the car so ...
... new horses. Oliver was with Dusty and I had Pacos. From very early on we worked out there was some sort of grudge between Boots and Dusty as Abigail tried to overtake Oliver Dusty would take a nip at Boots or just push his way I front, whilst Oliver sat on top and tried his best to gain some control. Rose took her place up front with Dean, our guide, on Bullseye. Pacos and I slotted in wherever there was a gap. We rode up into higher meadows amongst pine trees and across meadows of ...
... introduced to our horses. Abi had Boots, Oli had fudge, I had Rosie and Charles had Cloud. First lesson was the parts of the saddle and harness, then how to mount. After all successfully getting on our horses we were shown how to get them going to steer and to stop, all the basic essentials.
We were then free to practise around the arena. The personalities of the horses were becoming clear very early on. Fudge liked ...
... we were on the right road heading in the right direction. We stopped t Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site but were very unimpressed after the amazing sights in Monument Valley. We then drove through St Johns looking for something other than Subway or Burger King for lunch. All we could find was a rather shady looking pizza shop that enticed us in with the promise of an amazing salad. After the lady stopped laughing at our accent we order a slice of pizza and a ...
... Ronnie went more mainstream and got a deli sandwich across the street. With food in hand, we found a nice bench beside a river and chowed down.
After Silver City, we headed northwest and ultimately ended up in a tiny town named Alpine, AZ, where we found a remote campsite at Lake Luna. For $12, we had the whole place to ourselves except for one other camper. Some of the most beautiful scenery ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed