We were lucky enough to be able to visit a Steel Band School near the B&B where we stayed in Arima. We stood there for hours listening to the sweet tones that you would say were impossible to make from a simple steel drum which at one time in its life was destined to hold oil or some other liquid and had been turned into a musical instrument by expert hands.
The picture shows the instructor as he does "hands on" instruction for one of the students.
As you might know if you have toured with us in various countries that Tal likes to have a picture with a policeman or policewoman from each country. Here in Arima, Trinidad while waiting for our horses, I struck up a conversation with a policeman who was waiting for his charges. As it turns out, if you will take a close look at the liscense plates on the car you will see no number, only a symbol. Well this particular policeman was the bodyguard for the President of Trinidad & Tobago. His particular assignment that day was to protect the presidents daughter while at her riding class. He and I spend the next hour trading police and rescue stories.
If you are from an area where there are not many horses (like Israel), take the opportunity to learn a little about them and have a ride. If you ask Joan and Matthew from the B&B they will show you, or even take you to their friend who has a riding school. Even the daughter of the President of Trinidad & Tobago learns there.
You can see Tal here, holding the reins of a horse for the first time, not quite sure what to do with that great big snorting animal next to her.