Tuesday, February 10, 2009
fetching Alex (I love living here...)
Our daughter Alex went for a couple of days to "De Vlugt", which is on the famous Prince Alfred Pass (built by Sir Thomas Bains and the Italian prisoners of war), about 70km from where we live. She was visiting her friend, who's folks own "More Equine Adventures". They also do out rides, (as we do) and they breed warmbloods and sport horses. Myself and Rain, my youngest daughter set off. About a 3rd of the way down the pass, we stopped at a spring that someone cemented in, a very long time ago. This was obviously for the use of weary travelers, which we were, as we had been travelling in temperatures above 30 deg c in my old Izuzu bakkie at about 80km per hour, as that is where she feels most comfortable. This spring has got to be the best water I have ever tasted and I always make a point of stopping and filling a bottle or two to take home. In De Vlugt, I joined my daughters and their friend on a quick outride. The horse I rode was the most humungous horse I have ever riden and I was quite nervous, as I have only been riding for a year now but nontheless, she was a beautiful and gentle shire/thoroughbred mare with the name of Lulu. On the way home, we stopped on the pass at one of the many little pools for a cool-off swim and then back on home to the our little "plaas". Its random days like these that make me appreciate living out here, in nature, with family, horses and pets.