Hope everyone had an awesome Saturday... I know I did.
Most folks here know Rafe, one of my rather large youngsters. He's 4 this year, stands 16.2, weighs around 1500, and only has 15-20 scattered rides on him.
Well, I've been taking him to go through our cattle but there's a problem, he won't fit in the trailer with the saddle on LOL. Most of our pastures are relatively close together but there are 3 that we have to trailer to.
Instead of unsaddling and resaddling every time I get out to ride one of those lonely pastures, I just go bareback (thank God he's naturally mellow).
Today is the first day I've ever asked him to lope while I was bareback and it was FREAKING AWESOME!
For as massive as he is, he travels so smooth and covers so much ground without *feeling* like he's going so fast.
Anyway, that's my random 'yippee' moment for the day LOL.
And just because I'm a picture-happy weirdo...here's Mr Massive.
And With saddle: