Well today still had its ups and downs, but that's life right?
Sadly, it didn't rain. The weather is so unpredictable here. Last night lightning struck so close and I was grateful to be inside.
My greatest accomplishment happened this afternoon. I have been around horses quite a bit and I would say that I am decent on a horse (emphasis on DECENT). They still make me nervous just because I don't feel like I am in complete control and they are just like any other animal and can be unpredictable, but I love horses all the same. I rode a horse twice a year growing up at my grandpa's ranch and at a friend's house, but I haven't recently until my trip to Manti in June and when I came up to Jackson. Anyways, so today I went on a horse ride with some of the crew; they are all much more experienced on a horse than I and so naturally they don't want to just walk the whole way and not only sped up to a trot but a GALLOP! Okay so this probably isn't a big deal to a lot of you, but I have never galloped on a horse before. I know I'm chicken, but like I said before, horses can make me nervous so whenever I was on a horse and he started to speed up I would pull on the reins. Well I'm 19 years old now, a big girl, and sooner or later I needed to experience galloping. Today was that day. I galloped for the first time and it was AMAZING! I had to stop and re-adjust the stir-ups so I wouldn't fly off but man... it is so graceful and smooth. I almost felt like I was flying! I didn't want to get off, just wanted to keep going. So I think I will volunteer to go on more rides now and hopefully get even more familiar with these beautiful animals.
Oh! Red Hills has a website now! Its for the annual horse auction/sale but you should still take a peak :)