Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Nov 22 2003 - Morning River Horseback Ride (Harpers Ferry) (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Kimberly Emmick, Michele Jones
Participants:Kimberly Emmick, jennifer Price, Theresa Blaner, Gwen Savage, Rob Copeland, Randi Potler, Jared Dant, Corey Scarpero, Lisa Taylor, Rani Gran

Write Up:
We ended up with the last pretty day of the year before the cold snow of December. Many of us did not know each other, but we got a kick out of the scenery, and all agreed it was good to get outdoors from the office for the weekend. The horses were very calm; evidently Harpers Ferry is a sleepy town.

We took our horses down the mountain a little too close to the side for some. But then again--the horse really doesn't want to plunge to its death anymore then we do, so we trusted the horses. Our horses formed a long line; we learned there is a pecking order among them and each has a different personality. Mine was lazy, which was only fitting I guess. After riding for a while, I felt that all I needed was a hat and some chewing tobacco.

Runners in a marathon often stopped by to kid about wishing they had horses. The folks at the stable were very friendly people, and being a horse enthusiast, I asked a bunch of questions. I was invited back to help and learn about horses from our guide, a former rodeo junkie who decided to settle down rather than continue touring the West. We all felt our ride about a day after our trip.

--Jared Dant



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