We decided to go on the sunset ride and was by far one of the best experiences we had during our recent trip to Maui. After brief introductions to our horses, my son and husband easily walked their horses across the street to join the other riders. I met my horse, Dixie, and easily mounted her after following one of the cowgirl's instructions. Anxiety and panic quickly came over me and the cowgirls were soooo understanding of my fear. I knew the cowgirl sensed my apprehension and I was thankful for it. She didn't pressure me to continue with the ride. (Thank you Mary and Jessie!!!)
Alas, the boys continued without me and 2-1/2 hours later, I see them coming back with the largest grins across their faces! The city boys have become Maui cowboys!!! My 7-year-old especially loved the riding adventure and wanted to come back the next day for more! My husband said that the cowgirls took special attention in making sure our 7-year-old was ok. They were in the back of the group heading toward the mountains and returned in front of the pack (one of the cowgirls always nearby). There was no trotting - just a relaxed horse walking. The boys had so much fun...a true father-son quality bonding time...priceless!!!
Thank you for such a wonderful experience - for the riders and non-rider alike! We will definitely be back!!! (and next time, I will ride!!!)
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