Writing historical romance means tons of research, which I do enjoy. But there is nothing like a real life experience.
Yesterday two friends afforded me the opportunity to not only go for a carriage ride, but to help rig up the horses for the outing.
Wow these guys are REALLY big. I'm accustomed to donkeys with big ears and little feet, not animals with little ears and feet the size of dinner plates!The two beautiful Belgian horses, Flicka and Pete, were so well behaved and patient as I struggled with the surprisingly heavy trappings which had to be lifted quite high up and over their heads and backs.
Now all the track must be properly removed and cared for, quite another undertaking. Thank you Barb and Steve for having me out, and for treating me to this unique experience.