Special requests are well... Special!!. Be it for a birthday celebration or any special event.. so it was with much excitement that we received a recent request to arrange a "romantic ride ending somewhere I can propose to my girlfriend". And what more romantic than a horseback ride at full moon ending at a table set for two on the dam wall?
Having had some unexpected and unusual cloudy weather a few nights before full moon, we were all relieved when the day turned out to be a beautiful summers day. Our guests arrived just after sunset and headed out for a breathtaking ride through the darkening forest up to the top of the farm with the rays of the moon just starting to light the valley below.
I was anxiously waiting with the table, picnic and MCC on ice watching the rays get ever brighter as the rugged tops of the Witzenberg mountains silhouette got ever brighter.. after all we needed them to be seated, alone at the table when the moon rose!
Setting up the table and lighting candles on the dam wall raised the curiosity of the horses grazing nearby and they all wandered over to see what this late night fuss was all about.. finding no carrots available they went back to the serious task of mowing grass!
Hard to imagine anything more peaceful than sitting on the along the waters edge with a herd of horses grazing peacefully under the light of the moon oh and of course accompanied by the song of frogs!
John's timing was perfect and we had the very nervous man and love of his life seated (alone) with MCC in hand before the moon crested over the mountains.
And she said YES!! :-)
So next time you are thinking of a special event or unique way to propose, contact us and let us arrange a very special outing!
John & Jo
We are the owners of horseAbout Trails & Adventures in the Western Cape.
“We left the premises with heart full of joy, love for these amazing horses and admiration for the lifestyle of John and his family.”