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Living in Utah, we talk a lot about the "pioneers." It was their tenacity and faith that brought about the blooming of the Salt Lake & Utah Valleys. During our recent visit to This Is the Place Heritage Park it was exciting to step back through time and see what the area would have been like when they were first here working and praying. The park offers so many different hands-on activities that bring history to life and perhaps the most realistic of all is a trail ride in the park's outer hills.
Here is when I tell you that my niece, who came prepared for the day with pink cowboy hat, sparkly belt, and cowboy boots, decided at the last minute she did not want to go. So, she and I had a nice time walking around Brigham's Forest Farmhouse while my husband and B went out on the trail. Since he went, and I didn't, I'm turning the reigns (Yep, terrible pun) over to him today as my first A Local Wander contributor...
The Joy of a Horse-riding Father
Growing up I had a horse. She was an ornery horse, spoiled, lazy, and slightly homicidal. She almost sent me to the spirit world seven different times and I'm sure she knew it. We fought through a lot of stubbornness (on both our parts). After breaking both our family saddles, she and I came to an agreement that I would ride bareback and she would accept me as her rider.
The trail rides at This Is the Place Heritage Park are a great place for children and parents to take the ropes and experience the joy of riding a horse. It's a hands-on way for them to put themselves in the pioneer stories they've always been told. This activity will enrich the great time families are already having at This is the Place Heritage Park.