Today I rode one of the horses from the “Middle Stable”. These horses are a bit of a step up from the main 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, who is here in Qatar, the farm, 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:
We’re off…… to ride around Sheik Faisal’s farm…..
Love moment! See the peacocks in the background…..
Arriving at the Museum……The Lion’s Cage….without a lion. Story is the lion escaped and was shot….. 😦
Approaching Sheikh Faisal’s Museum:
Next stop to see the cheetah!
Can you spot the cheetah?
Video: The cheetah is curious and comes to see us:
Video – Cheetah and Horses – Only in Qatar….
Ride by a (meaning there is more than one here) Royal Villa……
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……