“Your horse thinks he’s the boss — show him you’re the boss!” is what the guide advised me as my horse leaned down to eat grass for the fifth time along the trail.
I was in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on the Horseback Ride ’n’ Swim in Sandy Bay tour from Chukka, an adventure operator that offers a variety of adrenaline-filled activities in Jamaica, Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Despite not feeling like the boss of anything, let alone a hungry horse, I dutifully pulled the reigns a little more, and Alex, my horse companion for the hour, reluctantly stopped snacking, only to start again when he smelled the leaves of a lemon tree we passed by a few minutes later. I couldn’t exactly blame him — the smell had me longing for a good cup of lemon tea, too.
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