So..no one called me and told me we wouldn't start work until 12.30 instead of 11, so I kinda said screw work and left (dont hate me..they have enough people as is and they obviously don't need me there if they can't call) and went to the barn (10mins from work) so it wasnt a wasted trip. ST came up to me in the field when I went to get her and we saddled up (she went back to her normal self, btw) and headed out to the road for a trail ride. She snorted and did her stop and stare spooks for almost the whole mile and calmed down as soon as we got off the road. It didnt occur to me that it'd be as wet as it was (my area didnt get too much rain) and we came to the caution tape (hunters not allowed, we have permission to use the trails though) and we stood, contemplating on if I'd turn around and go back or risk sliding down to the bottom of the valley and go around it. While I don't thinj I wouldve risked our lives like that, ST decided for me and backed a good 50ft back up the trail and refused to go back down. I knew it was a bad idea to continue for the sake of making her do as told and got 3 steps back down the trail and turned to go home. She was an angel on the way back and didnt spook at anything and I even got to relax enough to wave at the cars going by (slowly, no one was careless this time) with a smile. One lady in a dog grooming van just stopped and stared for a bit and finally waved back, haha.
So..first time on a solo ride (for both of us) and I think she did stunning.
So, I have a couple pictures. (:
I liked those the best, but I may post two more of the road riding as well. (:
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