A few weekends ago, I went out to Mt Vernon, for "Horses and Hounds". I have been on a horse once in my life, I was about 10 or 12, I remember it being very far off the ground. Abiding by the neurosurgeons one life long direction of "don't do anything stupid" (I liked his style) I am unlikely to try to take up riding horses at this point in life. It is interesting to watch truly skilled horsemen working with animals that are well trained and seem to have a bond with the rider. Have ridden horses?