We went on a 4 hour rainy trail ride around the hills, fields, and rivers where the storied 26th Cavalry Philippine Scouts roamed and trained before the war - around the Fort Stotsenburg/Clark area...
We rented horses and a guide from El Kabayo Stables in Clark.
According to Google it was about a 7.5 mile ride but it was mostly a walk and slow going because of the rain and to enjoy the sights and take pictures.
With Gabby Lao, the owner of El Kabayo Stables - he is also responsible for the monthly horse parade and flag-raising ceremony in honor of the 26th Cavalry, at the Fort Stotsenburg gate.
Before leaving the place... a toast to the 26th - using the very rare sterling polo trophy I found on ebay that was won by a member of the 26th Cavalry polo team in 1937. Somehow one of the officers in the team brought this home to the US and almost 80 years later found its way on ebay where I found it. We bring this cup to reunions of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society and 26th Cavalry veteran Dan Figuracion toast and drink from it with us
26th Cavalryman Dan Figuracion with the polo cup, April 2016