Today I rode one of the horses from the middle stable. My horse, Patcher, a French Arabian race horse was a dream to ride! I rode with staff member Josh, from England. Josh is a retired jockey because of injury. Josh is here to train race horses.
First, here are a few sights this morning when I arrived:
One of the Shetland Ponies…..love the bench used to close them in!
An Arabian getting hosed down.
My horse, Patcher:
Hack Ride on Patcher
We’re off…… to ride around Sheik Faisal’s farm…..
Peacocks on Sheik Faisal’s Estate
Love moment! See the peacocks in the background!
Riding to See Sheik Faisal’s Museum
Arriving at the museum, and there is the lion’s cage without a lion. Story is the lion escaped and was shot. 😢
Approaching Sheikh Faisal’s Museum
Riding To See The Cheetah at Sheik Faisal’s Museum
Can you spot the cheetah?
Video: The cheetah is curious and comes to see us
Video – Cheetah and Horses
Ride by one of the Royal Villas on the grounds
The Sheikh’s hangout place for he and all his male friends
Next stop…..the oryxes…..what was cool was that they, like the cheetah…were curious about us and came for a closer look!
Today was so amazing, I am still high on the adventure!! I return next week to ride again with Josh.