So Amarea, Tracie and I spent our holiday trail riding at York Hills Horse Park. (Albion, Indiana)
It was both Amarea's and Tracie's first ever trail ride, and a great time was had by all! Tracie and Amarea got to canter for the first time, and Tracie also took her first fall (Stiffler spooked at a maniacal, killer, gun-wielding deer) but was unhurt and got right back on. Both the girls are incredibly sore (and boy did they let me know it lol) but it was a beautiful day, perfect weather, and a great time!
Just starting out this morning - I was on Claymore (but managing the camera so you will see very few pics of him lol) Amarea on her new mare Rain (the appy) and Tracie on Stiffler (the bay, who is now hers, congrats on your first horse, Tracie!)
My view between Claymore's ears lol
We took a lunchbreak back at camp after the first ride, the horses had their lunch as well :) L to R - Rain, Stiffler, and Claymore
My adorable big fat spotty butt
Back out after lunch! We rode alongside a soy bean field on our way to Cherry Hill
Tracie caught me by surprise and took off cantering on Stiffler in front of me! (talk about scrambling to stow the camera - but I think everyone was getting a little tired of me and my camera at this point lol)
Rain wasn't about to be left behind!
Amarea and Rain
Stiffler looking cute
Big smiles at the end of the day means - trail ride a success!
After a cool down, wash up (yay for provided wash racks!) we were packing up and getting ready to head home.
Stiffler, already asleep:
Can't wait to go back. Since the place is less than 8 miles from my house, at 10 dollars a day ride you just can't beat it. Seeya next weekend, York Hills!