Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Ride 'em Cowgirl

When I signed up for a horse riding trip in Tupiza I’d had a romantic vision of being carried leisurely through countryside which wouldn’t look out of place in a Wild West film. After all, this is how the Lonely Planet describes the Bolivian town: “If there’s ever a place where you want to throw your leg over a horse, brandish spurs and say, 'ride ‘em cowboy', this is it.”

What I hadn’t expected was to be thrown off a crazy horse less than five minutes after getting on it.

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  1. Oh my Gosh Em are you okay? How is your arm? at the weekend my friends niece was thrown of a horse while on her riding lesson and has broke her back, she will be in hospital for some time and needs a back brace but luckly they think she will walk agsin.Please look after yourself and stay in one piece. Think you were very brave to get back on, sending you a hug, love you loads xxxx

  2. Wow Sam, that's awful. I hope she will be ok. Luckily mine wasn't too serious. My arm is fine now, it was just quite bruised at the time. Think I'll be sticking to my own two feet from now on though! Love you xxx