Saturday was a Poker Ride just a few miles down the road. I thought it sounded like fun so decided to go. Once Craig learned I was going, he decided he had to go, despite me telling him he didn't.
Now, in the first 3 years (we've been together 5) I barely got him on a horse 3 times... it was a dead broke horse I had given him. I gave up, he just doesn't like to ride, and gave the horse to my friend. I did get him on Harley once for less than 5 minutes after tons of begging, and one crazy day he wanted to cheer me up so hopped on Braveheart, bareback with not even a halter... that lasted about 2 seconds haha!!! Anyhow, Craig is NOT a rider, and while I would love him to join me on rides, I'm ok with that. So, it was a huge shock that he decided to go on a 3.5 hour ride!!!
He was very concerned that the horse he rode would act up and dump him haha. I told him over and over, Summer is good, she doesn't buck, rear, bolt, perfect trail horse. But he was still nervous. But then after, he told me he was very impressed with her! She was just as I said.... even with Calista throwing fits right in front of her, a horse a few up freaking out, most all other horses trotting/running up and down the hills... she just calmly walked along :)
He said he enjoyed the first half, but the second half his butt was sore haha (he did use my gel seat saver, but still...). Then the next day his back hurt, so he says he's never riding again... sigh! Well, it was good while it lasted lol!
Anyhow, here are some photos from the ride. This is basically my backyard... I love it here :) It's so pretty!
Full album here: PokerRideNov09 pictures by CheyAut - Photobucket