We had our third shot at giving our local Puerto Rican hotspot a chance the other day and it went pretty well. We once again enjoyed fine food and a good half-hour on the playground, but this time we upped the auntie's ante and partook of the diminutive equine staff on hand and enjoyed ourselves a rousing round of pony rides to boot, despite our wearing sandals.
There's a restaurant located on the outskirts of Yauco, Puerto Rico, called Gaby's World. Never mind that they borrow the Disney World font on all their signage and that the place is nothing like anything Disney, but pay attention instead to what they do have. They boast an assortment of little horses, at least one of whom is so silent you have to wonder if he isn't a little hoarse… horse? Same thing I think.
We enjoyed our lunch, ate ourselves to capacity and played ourselves just about silly on the playground adjacent when we found ourselves looking for just a little bit more than any restaurant is traditionally willing to offer. No, the after-dinner mints weren't enough this time around, we wanted a real batch of fun, and we found it in tiny horses.
Once we'd partaken of the fine fun that unequivocally is "the pony rides," we were invited by Gaby's World heir apparent Gaby III to get up close and personal with one of the restauranch's stars of tomorrow. On the surface he may appear to be a baby pony, but he's much more than that; he's mangy.
The pony track was pretty quiet since rides only run a few minutes apart so we got to cross the path and meet the future pony celebrity just after his nap.
I met him, petted him, and even gave him a hug. Dominic did the same, but his hug quickly became a chokehold, so it was fortunate that the youngest Gaby (of namesake Gaby's World) was on hand to horse whisper him unto continued placidity.
All things said and done, we not only got our pony rides, but got to meet a little horse who isn't destined for the glue factory despite being a little hoarse. I discredit the strangle-hold of my junior brother-writer for that, but either way, it was a great experience all around.
For more information about Gaby's World, check out our previous article on the topic, and please to enjoy the benefit you freely receive.
Above - As he's prepped for our introduction, you can see that he isn't sick at all, he's just a little horse.
Above - I'm not sure what's made him a little horse, but whatever it is surely can't be helped by a good choking from the likes of my brother Dominic.