At some point during our time in Spain (perhaps while sitting by the pool after our second pitcher of sangria) we decided we should go horseback riding. After waking up at a ridiculously early hour, getting terribly lost and finally finding Santiago (our guide who spoke no English) we wondered why we thought this such a brilliant idea.
I think at one point Aimee offered to pay us each a 100 Euros not to go. And Shruti (who is quite fluent in Spanish as long as it’s medical related) kept saying “somos asustado” or “we are scared.” Santiago’s helpers kept slapping their knees (literally), laughing at us. And Santiago kept saying “sea tranquilo” (“be calm”).
But we went.
And I’m so glad we did.
“A horse is worth more than riches.” —Spanish Proverb