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Riding an Ostrich

I take a seven second ride on an ostrich

Riding an Ostrich
Sports & Adventure: Play

Why were you inspired to do this?

While I was researching things to do for our South African Adventure Trip I came across a place that offered the chance to ride an Ostrich. Immediately this had to be on my life list!

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

Flew to South Africa - We all met in Cape Town and rented a car for our journey along the Garden Route

Found a place that Offered Ostrich Riding. Highgate is the World's first and finest and most original Ostrich Show Farm and one of South Africa's Top Ten Attractions.

Courage - Ok just kidding this was all a bit silly and we were pretty worried we may hurt the Ostrich but the guys there said they are strong and its harmless fun. (Ok I do appreciate this may note be everyones cup of tea but it was something we had to do)

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

The whole thing was one of the biggest laughs I have ever had. Really I had no idea what to expect. I have been on horses, elephants and even a mechanical bull but to jump on a bird was a first. The bird had a sock over its head and when the guy pulled the sock off we were away! It was so hard to stay on but I lasted 8 seconds. Thanks Charles, Wayne and G for the big laughs!

Additional notes and tips:

This was a great trip and I highly recommend visiting the Garden Route in South Africa. Not Only can you go Ostrich Riding but a couple hours from the Ostrich Farm is the World's Highest Bungee!


5/4/2011 1:53:10 AM

Looks like SO much fun

1/9/2011 8:53:25 AM

Congratulations, we have linked your story on the My Life List 90 (#90) to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing this great story.

5/21/2010 7:32:32 AM

Bill, I can't believe you rode a bird!! Fantastic. Hope you had an incredible trip.

4/28/2010 2:11:10 PM

Having this story makes me smile every time I check out my profile. Glad that you enjoyed it:)

4/27/2010 9:56:58 AM

This made me LOL even before I saw the video!!

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