Okay, first off, after Friday's attempt at a small trial ride with Pete, I realized we were no where ready to go out together. We got out, but he was surely going to kill me or both of us trying to get down off the mountain and get back to the barn as fast as he possibly could. So, this thread does not show me and Pete enjoying an absolutely beautiful day on the trails of George Washington National Forest. **I'll update ya'll on Pete in a bit.**
Sunday, I met my girlfriend Carol in Front Royal and we drove out to my barn, Secret Passage Ranch in Fort Valley, Virginia. It was a nice breezy cool day and was going to make for a GREAT ride. Cody, our guide and the BO's 14 yr old grandson took us up the mountain that morning for about 2 hours and down through Passage Creek where Carol's boy, Luke almost laid down in the water with her. LOLOL
We broke for lunch and then geared back up for a 12:30 ride up the Jordon trail to the Old Dominion 100 mile Endurance trail to Elizabeth Furnance. Okay, here is where I knew I'd bitten off WAY more than I could chew! But I stuck with it and had an amazing time and it wasn't till we were on our way back, I realized I had my cell phone with me and could take a few pictures.
We also had 2 occassions of Trail Blazing when Cody missed the turn from the Jordan trail to the OD. LOL That was fun, but my horse Two Socks nearly took my left knee off.
Passage Creek from the trail.
Getting ready to cross the Passage Creek.
Elizabeth Furnance Suspension Bridge.
Pig Iron Log Cabin and my friend Carol (Luke's owner).
Luke from atop the suspension bridge.
Two Socks' rear from atop the suspension bridge. And that is my rig on him.
Luke munchin' while on break.
Heading for home.
And last but not least.
Sorry some of these are a bit blurry, but Two Socks wouldn't stop moving and my cell phone camera doesn't adjust for movement. I'll make sure my digi camera battery is charged next time!
I had a blast!!! And other than not being able to feel my lower back, butt and knees right now, I sooo want to do this again! And soon with my boy Pete!!!!!
~Kerri & Pete