Hey guys, well we've moved again and here we are in sunny SC!
We went to Atlanta, Georgia on the way down here we were really tired when we first got in because we'd been travelling for 2 days so we pretty much slept for the first day. The second day we were there we looked around Atlanta, ate some really good Indian food (and beer! ;)) and basically just chilled. The next day, Matt got me up for the first time ever (I was still getting over the 3 hour time difference from Vegas) and we wenty to see the St Patricks Day parade and got some great pictures!! We then went to the Gone with the Wind museum (I know Mum will be jealous) and saw interesting things about the author and the movie too. Apparently the character 'Melanie' was named after a friend of the author who was a nun. Hence, Matt was calling me 'Sister Melanie' all day!!!
We travelled from Atlanta to South Carolina by car (my friend Carrie gave us a lift) and I have basically been riding for the past two days! Matt loves the dogs if not the horses lol. He walked while I rode yesterday and loved the trails and the wildlife (its very different from England). I was loving riding again though my thighs and legs told me about it this morning!! I rode twice yesterday, me and Summer rode later on and were doing a little bareback jumping ... hmm, I wonder WHY my thighs hurt??
We goofed off today ... no cleaning to be done by us so me and Val took a bareback ride this morning and then I plucked up the courage to join Val's class this afternoon and was fully prepared to get yelled at by Ms Val lol (I know my position is still something to be desired, it takes me a while to get used to Western riding again). Surprisingly, I didn't, and me and Aladdin went good and fast on the barrels YAY! I had never ridden the Texas Barrels before and it has been a few years since I have let a horse go really fast when I'm not entirely sure of the horse or what I'm doing. I guess I lost my confidence a little, but today I got it back yay!!
I have been working on Matt, so long as he takes a trail ride with me before we leave it's all good. So far he's got pretty close and helped me clean the pastures yesterday (he's WAY better at raking than me hehe).
Love you all and sorry for such a long update!!