We were exhausted and needed some down time given all the walking we had been doing. On Saturday we slept in and when we woke we played cards and more cards.
We eventually went for a drive,, bought some groceries and gas. We had a late lunch at KFC. On the way back we found a nice little community park and walked around.
Sunday morning we got up early, as we have a trail ride scheduled with The Laxnes Family Farm. We arrived there on time and soon were suited up in rain gear, mitts and riding hat. Icelandic horses are much smaller than other horses. The importing of horses to Iceland is prohibited and exported horses are not allowed to return. This helps keep the breed pure. The Icelandic horses have two more gaits which most horses do not. Besides walking, trotting and canter. Icelandic horses also have the gaits 'flying pace' and the 'tölt'.
Macayle got a horse called Pinocchio; my horse was called Benjamin. The shorter stature of the horse made it much easier to get on. The saddle doesn't have a horn on it. The saddles used are called D&P saddles (dig and pinch). There was over 30 people on the ride and 6 guides. The ride was almost 2 hours. At the half way mark we had a bit of a rest and the group split into two - those who wished to go fast and those who wished to go slow. We decided to remain with the slow group.
Even though it was raining or misting the whole ride it was still an enjoyable time.
Tomorrow we are leaving 😟