I've been looking forward to this trip for ages, and everything that could go wrong did. They came to pick up my horse on Thursday, and Ginger was not happy at all to be leaving her little pony Duncan back at the pasture. At some point during the two hour trip to my mom's, she cut her face open and had to get stitches right under her eye (you can see the stitches in some of her pictures). Then, our fourth member backed out because she couldn't take her horse, and we had to find someone else last minute, as well as another truck to take. It was a fiasco. We had plans to leave Friday at 3 or 4. We left at 10 PM. Got to the trail ride at about 12:45. I was exhausted.
But we ended up having a great time!! Here are some of the pictures I took. I had a hard time narrowing down from the 150 I took!
Here is Easy, the youngest of the group at 8.
Then Gigi, the second at 10.
My Ginger is second oldest at 15. She was sooo worked up the first day that she was sweating before I even put the saddle on.
Here's my mom and her red dun, Honey. Honey is the oldest at 20. She took everything like a pro! My mom was so proud of her old mare.
Ready to hit the trail for day one!
Easy and Gigi were usually in the front-- their riders liked to run them!
My mom and I hung out at the back, and the others would wait up for us-- mom didn't want to work her retired mare too hard, and I didn't want to work my out of shape mare too hard.
We stopped for lunch on the trail the first day-- Easy is eyeballing that lunchable!
Mom and Honey took a nap.
So did Ginger and Gigi
Easy wants to know if he can have that cracker.
Trick pony time!
To be continued....