Saturday, August 12, 2006

There are horses everywhere in Monteverde: 'parked' downtown; running halterless along streets; wearily carrying tourists; munching grass in between houses. Today we got a shot riding to a hot spring fed by the Arenal volcano which is fairly far from here. Just beautiful. It was a little way down the mountain and noticeably hotter, we rode through a dairy farm which had brahma cows rather than the fresians and jerseys we have up here. The horses here are ridden western style which I haven't tried before but it was a blast. We trotted and cantered a little, brilliant.