Hi Loyce, (not Joyce?)
I am from WA state but I have spent some time in Central Or, one of the most beautiful places on this earth! You must be very lucky to have big wide open spaces to ride in.
I am 52, have two semi grown sons and live in the "burbs". I don't own a horse, but rather lease an Appy. He is an awesom trail horse. We just went on a nice ride in a nearby state park. Miles of trails up and down hill and a few views, but mostly heavily forested.
I have a lot to learn about heavy duty trail riding, like high lining and camping and all. I am pretty lightweight when it comes to trails, tho where my horse is kept we have no arena, so on a daily basis, I ride in the local horse park trails 3 times a week. Did a nice 2 hour ride in my dressage saddle but I am finding it hurts my knees. Getting old . . . taylor mt. 001.jpg taylor mt. 006.jpg taylor mt. 011.jpg taylor mt. 015.jpg