"+Anita Law sorry that I'm laughing, but mostly because I can just picture the horse deciding that because you are so slim you might not even notice his little roll in the sand! I've never been riding on the beach on a horse. Donkey in Portugal Yes, but horse on the beach No.
When I was a child, however, I used to ride my own Indian Paint, Patches, down the middle of the Rio Grande River, which used to be a real river with actual water in it, not the barely a trickle flows there dry gulch that it has become because all the water is siphoned off before it even gets to New Mexico. But I digress. I used to loved doing this. Bareback with just a bridle. It was scary and fun at the same time.
I cannot imagine any parent letting their child do this now. It was one of those pleasures of childhood that are long, long, long gone in many ways. It was great to grow up with horses +Mara Rose. My mother had a Palomino named Candy, whose foal was Nugget, who was a Bay. And then there was Patches, my fabulous Indian pony..."
"Indeed +Gary Stockton I must say it has a very musical sensibility...the waves, the wind...the whole place is flat out musical. You would love it. So would you +Mara Rose. I see you riding your horse on the beach. Have you ever done that?"
"As I was driving by, +Anita Law. As I was driving by. There is an historic lighthouse at the Southern tip of Pt. Reyes Peninsula, which you can only drive to Monday, Thursday and Friday. The weekends you have to use a shuttle bus so they can limit the number of people. But the entire peninsula is controlled land and historic ranches, which are controlled by the Marin Land Trust. They date back to the 1800s. Different families run them now and some of them are award winning dairies. The cows just amble across the road when it's time to go home. The pregnant cows were in a separate field and I suddenly turned my head and said, "OMG, that cow just dropped a calf." I have a video, on which you can hear how strong the wind was. It was really, really cold, but the amazing thing is that she waiting for her calf to get up..then would have a little snack, then wait some more, then have a little munch, the wait some more...then suddenly she started nudging it...'Okay, come on now, time to hoist yourself up'...watched the whole thing. I hadn't seen that since I was a child."