Sweat, Dust and Leather! -Slapleather's Journal
Today was awesome. Two horses...one after another..and five hours of exercise and adventure.
First of all I took my 21 year old mare out for a trail ride, and then when we got back to the ranch yard the little 12-14 year old girls were riding around bareback as usual, so I joined them for some chasing and racing. My appy mare kept up just fine to a Standardbred 20 year old former race horse the one girl was riding. I was pleased and proud of my horse.
So then I put her away and saddled up Gypsygirl and had another couple races with the girls, then took Gypsygirl out on the trail for another hour or so.
It's great when you still have the energy and inspiration to ride two horses all day at age 53. I hope to grow even more healthy and fit, and able to ride all day long.
I joked to one of the Ranch owners today where my horses are boarded, "it takes two horses to keep up with me!" I said. The young girls even quit before I did. It's good to be full of Life and two horses to share it with!
-Only my horse gets away with touching my hat or stepping on my boots!!