Meet Azhatae, my horseman and guide for his home, the Nalati Grassland.
I’m laughing hard here because my horseman was using some incredibly cheesy pick-up lines as he snapped away.
“Stay here with me; you can ride my horse every day!”
(I couldn’t tell whether that was a true innuendo because he sounded so earnest and he is keenly passionate about his six horses…)
Originally, we trotted along a well-trodden path. Then, slowly but certainly, we trotted away into grass plains.
He then asked, “Do you trust me?”
“Do I have a choice?”
“I want you to trust me.”
And with a kick, the horse leapt into a quick gallop and I squealed across the plains.
(Then he completely spoilt it with more lame ‘pick-up lines’)
“Was I good?”
“Come over tonight and I’ll show you just how good I am.”
“Come! I’ll take you to my home now!”
And he took me safely back to base at the end of two hours. Haha.