Several paddocks of extremely nice looking horses surrounded me. I just love to see a rental stable with fat and sassy horses!!!
These next picture I took for PAINT GIRL...enjoy!!!!
Cute stable puppy!!!
Here's the guide Christine on Baily!!! She was one of the most knowledgeable guides I ever ridden with and I was right behind her so I could hear every word....because
I was the only one to book the ride for the day and got my private ride for the single $$! Yippeekieyaeh!!!
And because of my riding experience I was put on a 17 year old mare named "Miss Makena" that reminded me sooooo much of Little Lady in looks and manner!!! I felt right at home! Miss Makena is half Arab half Quarter horse bred and born at Makena Stables! This was before the "Quarab" name was coined.
My view was just like on the mainland!
Our trail started out winding through a bare but very neat little forrest where a old Hawaiian village used to be! There were still lava rock walls that they had built.
I took so many pictures of the goats, the baby's were so cute...but alas...you can't tell the lava rocks from the goats in all but 2!
Here is the real reason I wanted to ride at Makena Stables!
The "OCEAN"!!! I have never ridden in or near the OCEAN! 1st...I have "Seahorse Sickness" so the tide coming in and out...and in and out, makes me dizzy even when I am not on a horse! 2nd I have not had the opportunity to ride at the beach except on rentals...and they do not take you into the ocean!!!
I asked Christine if Miss Makena would go into the water...she said YES! However...Miss Makena did not want to do this for me so we had to work on it a bit before she would do it! (Again I felt I was on Little Lady!!!)
Heading away from the ocean now!If I have to ride thru this...so do you!!!
Wild basil!!! I asked if I could eat some...Christine said yes but it would numb my tongue and be a bit spicy...it was and I ate more later on cause it was so "tasty"!!!
After the photo opp were do some loping and trotting...was so fun!!!
This guy was so happy to see me come back...for this!!!
I had a terrific guide and ride while in Maui...may have to go back soon!!!
Your Desert Rose!!!