He was so cute and ready to go!
I decided to go to an arena I've only been twice with him and each time with another rider and horse more familiar with the area. It's a big open space. It's hard to explain really, but I took some cummy iPhone photos.
Ride started out down my total favorite road. It's beautiful no matter what season.
Here we are starting up into this no man's land. It's mining property but I think it's also state park or something. I don't know, but we were mostly sticking to the public roads which 99.9 percent are empty as space.
We traveled on here for a while. Was windy but not chilly. Nice day actually.
Totally silent out here except the wind. Then I hear a rumble and he hears it. A huge loaded dump truck barreling down this road. No photos of it. It was a red PeterBilt though.
He was nervous but okay. I struggled to get the stupid iPhone back in my pocket. Guy comes by, and blows his air horn. That was just too much for my poor ole guy. He went running.
Running down this.
That's the road to the right the man was driving on from the mine.
So he's running. I'm half paying attention half trying to get the phone in my pocket. My bad, I know. Anyhow I see a dip up ahead of us. I try to stop him, even a one rein stop which he knows wasn't really helping because he's so big and I was struggling. Well he sees the dip in the grass which really wasn't anything that he couldn't have run on. It was just shorter grass. Well he stops. Flat, and spins to the left almost like a jump refusal. Well I lost my seat because of that phone, haha. So I gave up and said "NOOO not the PHONE!" and made sure I caught myself with my face and not my hip. Where my phone was.
So I'm on the ground. I jump up and walk over to some shorter dryer looking grass and sit down to make sure my phone is okay.
He follows me.
Stands over me. He looked SO guilty I had to take a photo.
Guilty face is guilty?
So I sat there for a while making sure my phone was fine. Once I was ready to get back on I put him in a ditch and he stood stock still for me to get on. Haha, I think he knew he fudged up.
We rode for two more hours after the fall.
Through all this.
Way past the body of water, into that forest. It was cool, and once he settled down we had a good time.
Neck is a little stiff today but my phone is FINE!