Today was my first riding day here in Del Mar. The horses were all pretty good, a little spooky and "up", but that was to be expected. I decided to terrorize the hunter/jumper riders in the jumping arena; I always like riding in jumping arenas because they are bigger and more open than dressage arenas so the horses feel more freely forward. Plus they have jumps to steer around which makes life more interesting. Bolero particularly found the jumping arena scary, but then he finds everything scary. Victor was great, as usual. Majek was a little worried about where Bolero was, evidently Bolero is now his best friend.
We also found an Albertson's (grocery stores are hard to find around here!) and an excellent Mexican restaurant for lunch. I'm very impressed with the quality of the Mexican food down here, the ingredients are always very fresh and the guacamole is excellent. I'm a huge Mexican food fan and even more so here! In honor of our new-found amazing Mexican cuisine, we made home-made guacamole and pico de gallo and served it over some pan-fried chicken with mexican cheeses and lettuce.
Tomorrow is my first couple of lessons with Christine, so we have an excursion to Albert Court planned probably mid-day. The weather continues to be beautiful, although a little windy. But who's complaining!