My hand shot straight up without hesitation. I thought they were going to go easy on me, but to my UTMOST horror, they went, "Okay, it's Jess right? Jess, you can have our biggest horse today, her name is Audrey."
And the horseback riding officially begun.
Guess the smaller ones are more feisty, Audrey turned out to be quite a darling at the end of the day. A hungry, slightly stubborn darling, but a darling nevertheless. I found myself stroking her mane and going, "There's a good Audrey."
I was also really happy to get all that horse smell off me, and that I didn't need to endure the 2 hour drive back to Sam's home in Melbourne smelling of horse. The hot springs were only 15 minutes away from the horse riding place, and it was so so good - I'm going back there the next time I pop by Melbourne. They have different pools of different temperatures, and the whole set up and scenery was pretty mind-blowing. Too bad it was already relatively dark by the time we reached, I think it would've been the most beautiful around 5pm.
It would've been more romantic if there wasn't hordes of people around, but considering it's such a nice place to be and that it was perfect weather to be out, I don't blame those people for having the same idea as us.