This is the only photo I have of the drive through the window of my truck while the rest and she who must be obeyed had a nice time riding. The hills in the distance was the destination. Photo from a cell phone so excuse the quality. 10 riders were spread out on this drive and for those that are used to 4 lane highways this is state highway 12 one lane each way. Only in New Zealand. After an hour we branched off onto a back country road The only difference, it was a metal road.
Today I got to have a ride and as predicted Stella was at the top of the bl----dy hill and the tart just stood there looking down as I crawled my way up to her. I did have a great ride though through the pine forest and dence bush. Very hilly and as it has been raining interesting going down hill. Stella has not learnt to drop her rear when decending steep slopes. Got to work on that one. 4 hours of hard riding I enjoyed it and I believe Stella did also. Only one incident she did a small buck and a few pig roots but I managed to pull her into her safe place kept her there for a few seconds and then on we went. That was a first for her she had not bucked before I think it was an issue with one of the other horses, Just two mare's sorting who was the top dog.
If the weather holds on tuesday I have another cattle drive and will remember to take the camera, I get to ride this time so instead of over the bonnet of the truck I will post a shot or two from between her ears.
CW, 49, that big 50 is getting closer leaving the roaring 40ies and entering the nifty 50ies catching up to me. Have a nice evening, and I hope your leg comes right quickly now you are on the horse you have lost time to make up.