"We like camping better!" --Raymond Alexander Kukkee

view of the north shore Critter Pond, KOA Canandaigua NY [c] 2009 jcb

Adventure: A trail ride in Yosemite Valley

by Diane Quinn guest author

Is it fair to say that a "best experience" can be different for different people? Some automatically think that best means "most pleasant." When I thought about this title, I interpreted it to mean "most memorable." Keeping that in mind, this story remains a classic for my husband and me. We still talk about it with people, and the telling continues to elicit laughter.

horseback riding expedition - stock photo We arrived at the corral for our sunrise trail ride as the first rays of sun began to lighten the mountains in the Yosemite Valley. Part of our paperwork included signing documents freeing the trail ride company from any litigation should there be an accident. Since no one can completely control a horse, this seemed a reasonable request.

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  1. Are you sure that your husband won the 'fight' Diane?
    Sounds to me that Happy Jose was the winner.
    After all, your husband had to walk the rest of the way and that doesn't sound very victorious to me.
    Still, I can understand why he preferred to walk next to the horse, rather than being on top of him.

  2. Riding horses over a river seems so natural in this photo.