My cousins and I took our last ride of 2012 a few days after christmas. It wasn't a far ride, but it was pretty fun.
My thirteen year old cousin got to 'break it' the purple saddlepad I got her for christmas and her older sister rode the nine year old mare she's finishing for our neighbor. Our other friend and her mare rode with us. Later, after we finished riding, I took Dakota out to ride up and down the road by his pasture for about an hour. All in, it was a good day. Cold, but good.
Autumn & Buttercup: Breaking in the new saddlepad
(Autumn is 13, Buttercup is 26-ish and is a Racking Horse)
Whitney & Nadine: the greenbroke mare
(Whitney is 16 and Nadine is 9 and is a Tennessee Walker)
Shanna & Miss B:
Me and Gypsie:
(Gypsie will be 19 in April)
Me and Dakota:
(Dakota will be 7 this year, he's so big now that I can't jump on him bareback from the ground anymore...!)