Needless to say after about an hour of riding I was finally starting to feel comfortable. I just might have taken it a step too far and challenged my stepson to see who could make it uphill first. My confidence was quickly shot down as I lost control of the reign, both feet slipped out of the stirrups and visions of me falling off the tall horse flashed in front of me. Somehow I miraculously stayed on the horse, albeit to the amusement of my husband. Let's just say that next time I get to ride a horse I will be even more respectful of their power.
Another thing I quickly learned about horseback riding is that it is great exercise, you use muscles you didn't even know existed. Yesterday morning I woke up so sore all over I felt like I had been hit by a car or had actually fallen off the horse. I remember a few years back when Madonna fell off a horse and seriously injured herself, I can imagine that she was in all kinds of pain. I give her credit for saddling up again, even posing for a photo shoot for W magazine with horses. And yes, I will ride again, that is after I get myself some proper riding boots!