Good afternoon. Had a nice trail ride. We decided not to ride again today and came home early. The ride is all on public streets, no my kind of trail ride. Most of the places don't have a bar ditch to ride in, our horses are barefoot, so they were sore. I won't do that ride again, he has them twice a year. But we had fun, had good company. I almost got thrown. Was riding my friends horse Joe, rescue, this was his 4th ride since she got him. 3 by me, 1 by her! lol anyway, he want to be in front. If he sees a street, he wants to run. So the whole 15 miles there and 15 miles back I was fighting him to get him to slow down. Only way he would was if I put his nose in the back of one of the wagons. He would try to go around but I wouldn't let him. Anyway, at one point going over a little hill, a wind gust blew my hat off. I turnedhim around, tried to get him to stand still so I could get down and get my hat. He danced in circles, was a complete jerk. he finally reared straight up, and kicked out as he was coming down. I lost a stirrup, because I wasn't ready for it, but didn't hit the ground!
One of the teenage boys riding, stopped and picked up my hat for me. Thank goodness. If I got off of him, I would have a hell of a time getting back on. He won't stand still while mounting. I've got where I flex him, and turn his nose to my knee as I'm getting on, but he was so wound up, no telling what would have happened.
But, I'm home, last load laundry in the washer, all the camping stuff washed and put up. Horses fed. I'm just chillaxin'!
Here's my pics if you want to look. I was with my friend, Tammy and her DH, Matthew. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=0812ca86b7