Ever since I was small my riding instructor has held tinsel rides at Christmas. We used to dress up the horses, go for a long ride and if we were lucky we would get mince pies or sweets from parents’ houses along the way. This year we weren’t able to go on hers but we did hold our own.
It wasn’t quite as long as her group rides but we had a lot of fun. We even got a mini canter on a verge which Galahad enjoyed – once I could persuade him off the road. Apparently the gateway was rather scary! It was a nice companionable lazy hack and I loved it.
I did order some glitter for the ponies but forgot to do it in time so we made do with our usual antlers and tinsel which was just as good really. We had a great time and the ponies were very relaxed about the tinsel. We even met the alpacas again which the ponies found rather boring this time – very good news!