Monday, April 1, 2013

Another Hawaii Ride

The north part of Hawaii is cattle country.  The volcanos are older there and not active.  Grass covers the black volcanic rock and cattle get fat on the grass.  We spent an afternoon riding at one of the cattle ranches there: Paniolo Ranch.  The tack room was immaculate and the horses well fed and sleek.


It was cool and threatening to rain so we were provided with oil slickers to keep us dry.  We were quite the styling couple, don't you think?


They had picked out a big Belgian draft horse for Brett and a spunky appaloosa cross for me. 

We rode across the cattle pastures, towards the ocean, weaving around outcroppings of volcanic rock.



We were able to canter along the cattle roads when we came across them.  My horse had a wonderful, smooth canter.  He would jig and hop around when he wanted to canter but he listened to me.  ...he very much reminded me of a certain appaloosa cross waiting for me at home.


If you ever get to Hawaii, I highly recommend this ride.


11 comments:

  1. ooh, the belgian draft would be so cool! it is beautiful!

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  2. oh how beautiful. If I ever get to Hawaii I will keep in mind

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  3. Oh that Belgian is GORGEOUS. Lucky lucky.

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  4. I would love to have been there! So nice to see that the horses and facility were in such great shape.

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  5. How beautiful was that ride! :D

    Looks like you rode bitless?

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  6. Ah I would have loved that ride! Good for you an YES you were styling lol

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  7. Hi Annette,looks like loads of fun!!

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  8. I've never thought of Hawaii as cattle country. I didn't realize they had so much grazing land. Sure looks like fun.

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  9. Perfect! I need an excuse to go back to the island. Looking at the landscape never gets old.

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  10. Wow that looks like so much fun and you two indeed look like quite the cowpokes in your oil slickers! LOL

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  11. What fun! I love the draft.

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