Mounting up at St Bernard’s Peak Mountain Lodge, Swartberg (Black Mountains) District, Southern Drakensberg
On the trail.
Heading for the hills.
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How completely gorgeous! What a fun ride, literally!
What a beautiful spot for a trail ride. I’m ashamed to say I’m afraid of horses so I would be the one hiking along.
It is a pity when one develops a fear of them – understandable, though. They can be a bit overwhelming! A big secret is to follow the Natural Horsemanship ideas whereby one gets the horse to do what one wants it to do, not for reward or out of fear of punishment, but for the reason that it wants to, too. A partnership.
I am hoping someday to meet someone who will work with me on this and help me learn to befriend rather than befraid!
Beautiful pictures and scenery!
Wow, I want to be there….that last shot is stunning. It’s such a lovely way to see the world, the pace is lovely on horseback 🙂
For the more experienced riders, the pace has to hot up quite a bit to get where you’re going!
Beautiful photo’s Col. I love those horses! They are gorgeous! 😀
Very sure-footed and mountain-trained, too. As well as fast, when you want them to be!
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………my kingdom for a horse!
Well, seeing that I don’t have either of them …
Lovely way to explore those beautiful mountains.
I love places like that…. you can hear yourself think! Great photos of happy people!
Gorgeous place to go horse riding, Col. You look very comfortable in the saddle. 🙂
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I love that shot of you in the first photo . . . well seated!
Those hills look like a beautiful place to roam.
That looks like heaven, Col; the light, the horses, the space. Is that you in the first picture?
Looks like a beautiful trail to take
It is beautiful country side that… I love that area…
I prefer it even to the main sections of the Berg, for the reason that it is so gloriously unpopulated. Not a town or settlement in sight for as far as the eye can see.
Part of the setting of my latest book is based on it.
It is quite stunning, actually. For a further (slightly edited) sample, see my Darx Circle cover in the sidebar.
Thanks for the heads up!
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