Hi this is Dewey!
Today, after breakfast we had a meeting on our itinerary for the next week. We also had a slideshow from Bruce and Amy about their job as photographers and different techniques they can give us to become better at photography! After that, we jumped onto our tour bus and headed to the Mamacona Country House, which has Peruvian horses.
Once we got there (after a 40 minute bus ride) we walked down a dirt rode and entered the gates to the horse ranch. Instantly a Peruvian folk band started playing for us and we spotted the most BEAUTIFUL horses ever. The host (owner of the ranch) directed us to a fancy backyard with a row of seats and seated us to watch a horse show and Peruvian dances!! The show was wonderful, we got to see some men direct the horses in a neat show with the horses practically jumping in the air!! As the horses and their riders showed off their moves some Peruvian dancers showed us some very difficult looking dances, they also wore very pretty dresses and outfits!
Once the show was over we moved onto a very pretty patio and ate a very good selection of food from the country (there were potatoes, pastas, meat etc.). When we were served, some more dancers moved on the dance floor in the center of the patio and did some ORININAL celebration dances, I was actually pulled out of the crowd when I was taking pictures to dance with one of the women, It was good fun! From there we finally got to do some riding! Everyone got a turn. This was my first time on a horse so it was quite the experience!!!! The horses we so well groomed and had pretty manes and hair. Once the riding was over we were directed to a wall with amazing trees in the back round, and got our pictures taken with some of the sponsors from Peru.
Today was a very fun experience for me and everyone else; I can’t wait for all of the other things in store for this AMAZING trip in Peru!!