I absolutely love riding horses. The first time I ever did, I was 14 or 15 and my sister and I went riding for an hour with a group of others. We had a guide with us to make sure we were riding ok and not doing stupid things. The best part of the ride was when we started cantering. (The horses just followed the leader, so I wasn't really in control of its speed, but I could stop it if I needed to). We cantered for a good few minutes and the scenery we passed while the wind was blowing over my face it was such an amazing experience. I loved it. Since then I got to ride quite a bit more in organized groups like that one, in different places around the country and I like to think that I've learned to control the horse (i.e dictating the speed fast or slow). Now the last time I went riding was a few months after I gave birth and I left my baby with my parents at the ranch while we went off for an hour's ride. I didn't enjoy that ride as much as I did in the past. I was so worried that something might happen to me that when we finally got back I swore I'd never go riding again. I miss the thrill of the ride and maybe in the far future I might be tempted to do so again. Have you any stories you'd like to share about riding?