To whomever wrote the last comment/other readers, Although I have not been to Sam Houston Equestrian Center, I do recommend the following: 1) Safety first - make sure whatever facility you choose to ride at teaches you the basics of being around a horse. Such as never walk behind them, never tighten the girth while they are on the cross ties, always make sure their shoes are properly trimmed or shod 2) Understand how to groom a horse (ie. brush, pick hooves, etc), walk, tack up, correctly put on a bridle as well as saddle before you get on the horse 3) NOT all horses need supplements - additional supplements can actually deter a horse from getting the proper nutrients 4) Yes you need to have a rider be aligned with skill level or difficulty of horse but also in size - a larger person should not be riding a small horse 5) Riding different horses early on is a positive as long as the horses are quiet, reliable and are safe for the rider 6) Age of an instructor should not be a reflection of their skill level - age/skill level are not directly relational 7) First and foremost an instructor should be asking you about your goals, what you would like to accomplish and then set you up with the correct program - ie. private versus group lessons as well as level of difficulty of the horse So for those of you who have been detered by the earlier review, I recommend to still go and form your own opinion. I have been riding for 25 years and compete at a national/regional level. I have three quarter horses and ride in a specialized discipline thus have the credentials to make the comments I have above. I have ridden at stellar locations and less than stellar. So good luck and may you have the chance to enjoy your love of riding regardless of what level you are.
I was referred to Ral by my wedding planner, Linda Stewart. I was very impressed of the different variety food Ral got to offer, not to mentioned the prices were right too. To be honest, I did speak to several other vendors before I decided to go with Ral. At first, my reason for chosing Ral was because his price was very reasonable compared to other vendors that I have talked to. However, I soon to find out that not only was the price was reasonable, but the food was very delicious as well when I went to the food tasting. Ral was very down to earth and was not pushy at all when we met. He was very detailed when explaining to me what was on the menu that I have selected and what will works best for my theme. Ral was very patience with us when it comes to scheduling the food tasting. At first, we had to reschedule the food tasting a couple of times because of my fiancé unexpected work schedules. Then, later we had to change the date on Ral again because we were dealing with a death in our family. Not to mentioned, we changed the menu on Ral at the last minute (to be exact, two weeks before our wedding date) due to our budget. Ral went way above and beyond for us and we really thank him for being so patience and work with us through all of these. Our wedding is 3/14/15 and I am so looking forward to eating the food again.
I read about the Loaded Fries at House of Fries in positive review from the Houston Chronicle. So, we headed over for dinner last night. The fries are the best and the place is named appropriately, because they make you feel as if you are at home Every one is friendly including the customers who did not waste time expressing how often they eat at this place. It was a good experience all around and I will most definitely suggest this place to all of my friends. The wife loved the fresh meat burger, the kids had the chili cheese fries and I could not resist the loaded nacho fries with all the extra stuff on top. They even told us about the weekend special, which is 1/2lb burger, hand made with mushrooms and Swiss cheese on top. These guys are doing all the right things to make it happen and I wish them the best.