If you had thought anything else, then you have a dirty mind! Here is a picture of a girl on an ostrich. Just in case you ever think of doing the same here are some pointers.
- Find an ostrich to ride. There are many in South Africa and other countries around the world. Once you’ve chosen a bird, the handlers will slide a canvas bag over the ostrich’s head and take it to the mounting area.
Mount the bird. Have someone hold the wings back as you swing your leg over the body of the bird. This will ensure that you don’t get hit as you try to balance.
Hold on tight. Cross your legs as tightly as possible and keep your feet tucked under the bird’s front. Grab hold of the top part of the wings to stay firmly seated as you find a secure position.
Enjoy your ride. After the handler removes his canvas bag, the ostrich will start moving. Keep your legs locked to maintain your balance as it sprints around like a bucking bronco. Usually, the ride is under a minute.
Enlist the help of the ostrich handlers to help you dismount. This will keep the bird still while you stumble off.