A lesson in horseback riding . . .

We had a lot of fun experiences at our Berg house in the Drakensberg. This picture shows my younger sister, Siri sitting on a horse, with our older sister, Kirstin and myself standing in front of the horse. Kirstin was an excellent rider. She wanted Siri and me to enjoy horseback riding, too. So she hired this horse from the nearby hostel. When it was my turn to get onto his back, he decided to canter away with me. Luckily, Kirstin was riding right along beside me and slowed him down.  

It's also a good picture of the front of the thatch-roofed, cement block vacation house that our brother Pehr built for us. There's the water tank on the far left, and behind that, the nose of our Nash sedan. Mother later planted flowers in front of the house--geraniums that she grew from cuttings.

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 My brother Pehr was an expert horseman. He loved to ride this horse, called Ringals, through the mountains at the Berg. He hired the horse from the local Champagne Castle Hostel.

My brother Pehr was an expert horseman. He loved to ride this horse, called Ringals, through the mountains at the Berg. He hired the horse from the local Champagne Castle Hostel.