Thursday, October 18, 2012

Things To Do While Riding 1

Most people associate riding in Egypt with galloping across sandy expanses, but some of the best riding can be found in the countryside down shady trails along the farmers' fields. The children don't often get their photos taken and are totally delighted to see them when you take a shot.

copyright 2012 Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

Monday, October 15, 2012

Obstacle Course

 I have to laugh when friends of mine complain that their horses spook at mail boxes or something like that. I wish we had obstacles so simple. But mine have had to learn to walk next to a dredge clearing a canal or next to a noisy diesel cement mixer with a bucket that rises slowly to the top of a building....and then drops very abruptly. Or as was the case this morning, both of them next to each other. Note the attentive ears! But to their credit, while they eyed the monsters carefully, there was not a foot out of place.

copyright 2012 Maryanne Stroud Gabbani