Motor Man and I had QUITE the experience yesterday.
He knows how much I enjoy a trail ride, and we both like to visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia. So he researched online and found a trail ride near Cape Charles. And made a reservation for me to ride yesterday morning.
The ride is offered by Esperanza Riding Company, which we would highly recommend if you happen to be in the area and are looking for that experience.
We arrived early, so we enjoyed this view while we waited.
And I’m always game for a little horse nuzzling.
But….here’s the surprise: Motor Man also signed up for the ride! He hasn’t been on a horse since he was probably in his twenties. His sisters had horses, and he once took a bad fall. And has since been content to admire them from afar.
I thought he was so brave to join me on the trail.
The resident pooches, Hank and Cava, wished him good luck before our ride. (Actually Cava just wanted him to throw the tennis ball.)
Elizabeth is the owner of the company and was our guide. She grew up on the property, known as Eyreville, and knows every square foot of it. It was interesting to hear some of the history and see the gorgeous views. Click here to learn more about this fascinating place AND Esperanza Riding Company.
Elizabeth stopped to take our picture with Cherrystone Creek in the background. If you look at the top of the tree to the far right, you’ll see a bald eagle. Elizabeth says he is a regular and keeps an eye on the watermen (working in the background).
The ride was about 4 1/2 miles, but we went early in the day, so we were comfortable. It was cloudy at the beginning of our ride, but the sun came out before we returned to the stables. By the way, I’m on Chino, and Motor Man is riding Casanova.
Thanks to Elizabeth for a fun adventure, and to my Motor Man for being such a good sport. (He’s taken a lot of ‘razzing’ from his racing buddies the past couple of days about THIS type of horsepower, as opposed to his racing engines).
~These Days Of Mine~
I’m so glad he went with you and what a lovely ride
This ride looks awesome!! Love the pictures of different scenic routes, the water. Corn ride..
Always like to see the ones that own the place (the dogs) and so sweet Motor Man talking to them. Beautiful horses 🐎 too.
I must confess to envy of being on a horse riding through fields on a beautiful summer day.
Brings back wonderful memories. So happy you both enjoyed. 💓
Glad you two had a good time……sounds like a beautiful property for a trail ride experience too. I’m sure you’ll be visiting them again!
Beautiful!! JR is truly a romantic!! ♥ You are one lucky gal!! And he’s pretty lucky too!♥
Great pics of a great experience, once again !! When you texted me the pic of you two on the horses, I was going to ask you about the last time Jr had been on a horse ….. now I know !!
You both look great riding together!! The horses and the sweet dogs were awesome. Lovely area to ride.
WOW!!! What a truly wonderful adventure. So glad that Motor Man tried out this version of horse power again. He’s brave and thoughtful. A beautiful setting and day.
How awesome is this?? That had to be so much more fun with Motor Man along. 🙂