I didn't ride today, mostly because I rode so long yesterday that I slept in and am feeling quite lazy (plus it's hot right now and I think my horse could use a break). I did some trail exploring yesterday and got lost for a bit, turning a quick loop into a nerve-wracking 16 mile ride (ish...assuming we were at 4 mph average, although may have been more or less). It wasn't so much the length/distance that was tiring as the stress of not knowing where I was. We do long rides like that about once a week, but usually with somebody else or on a trail I know well. My horse found her way back much quicker than I would have but it was a little scary just letting her go when I knew it wasn't the way we came from and didn't seem like the right direction. Luckily it was!!! She must have been smelling for something or listening for the road...not sure. Either way, a good ride but I need better bug spray and need to bring my GPS watch next time instead of being overconfident
A horse is the projection of peoples' views about themselves--strong, powerful, beautiful--and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existance.
Last edited by Amlalriiee; 06-22-2012 at 02:14 PM.