I never did update you guys on how the horse-riding in Rockhampton went. I only rode for about 15 minutes but it was still fun, howbeit around in circles. The first hurdle was obviously trying to get on the horse - made a lot easier with the steps! (no, I didn't try without)
Next, it was walking and learning how to make the horse move when I wanted it to move, and stop when I wanted it to stop. The easy part was getting it to stop - the hard part trying to make it go forward. I don't think Albie was too keen on having me on his back.
After learning how to make Albie turn left and right, I got to trot! As in, I got to bounce up and down in the saddle with my teeth banging together...
Finally began to master the up-down-iness of trotting, and then it was time to stop.
And finally, here is M with her horse, Albie. He is a retired race-horse. I am actually hoping to get some horse-riding lessons, but work is sort of taking precedence at the moment!
By "finally", I mean that is the last horse picture in this series - the final picture is actually of a kitten, not of a horse.