DH and Sultan and Dream and I got out for our first ride of the New Year today:
Its hunting season (muzzle loader) and we had some friends out hunting, so DH and I actually spent some time intentionally crashing around in the woods trying to spook deer. Ironically, this was the first ride in as long as I can remember that I didn't see a single one!!
Upon returning home, it was that magic day for Dream - FREEDOM!!
As I had hoped, having her out for a ride before turning her loose kept her from acting like an idiot. After our normal post-ride cookie stretches, she simply moseyed away and started grazing. WOOHOO!!
1/01/14 dream 5.48 miles 4.7 mph 5.48 total miles
Woot!!! Did anyone else get out today to ride? I got out to the barn to give my boys some carrots. I do believe they think carrots is the best treat in the world. Supposed to go riding this weekend so hoping to wrack up some miles! Happy Trails!
The only riding I did today was in my car as I drove through Atlanta trying to survive Interstate 75 with everybody going 70 mph. The intensity of the experience reminded me of riding my horse at a gallop past my neighbor's pitt bull; glad the day is over.
I hope that this turns out to be a great riding year for everybody!
From my New Years Day ride this morning. A little over 8 miles. Was a gorgeous day, about 72. Disappointed there was a marine layer so we couldn't see the ocean or Catalina Island today, so took my pic east facing instead.
No riding, but here's a picture of a little guy we've (that is, me and the dogs) met several times on our evening walks. Apologize for the quality: it's with a phone, and near dusk.
There's a herd that frequents that area, but I've always seen him by himself. Seems healthy: looks like a good weight, and a smooth walk & trot. Isn't at all nervous about me & the dogs - the picture's not zoomed at all. Almost acts like he wants to play with them, and a couple of times I thought he was going to follow me home. I'd walk away, and he'd be following about 20 ft back.