Just a morning ride photo - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 07-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 601
• Horses: 8
Sweet. The only time I can get really close to deer is on horseback.

Kudos to you for early riding. Wish I could do it. I work until 1:30 am, no way I can be in the saddle at 6:30, but I agree it IS cooler then!!
7Ponies is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 04:29 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Amsterdam & Douz, Tunisia
Posts: 170
• Horses: 5
Nice! Thank you for sharing those pretty pictures!
We once stood up early in the morning (04:30) to cut grass. At 09:00 o'clock I need shade. The temperature in the south of Tunisia in summer July/August can rise up to 45 C degrees.
How high is the temperature where you are?
Have you ever did a full moon ride?
bedouin is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
I don't know what Vida's weather has been like but we have been over 100 (38 C) here for the last several days. Yesterday it got up to 106 (41 C) here in Amarillo. I was talking to my mom last night and she said there was some town around there that hit 117 (47 C).
smrobs is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 06:34 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Amsterdam & Douz, Tunisia
Posts: 170
• Horses: 5
Ahh ThanX, it is really so good to know it is not just only in the Sahara where it is hot and where others ride horse! Smrobs
bedouin is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Thanks everyone! We did another early morning ride today (7am) but I rode Saro who did very well by the way . Its still in the 80's in the mornings, but cooler than the 100's (37+c) by noon. The weatherman has no good news, suppose to be that all week.
The land we ride on is very close to home. It belongs to my farmer neighbor who lets us keep about 5-6 miles of trails mowed on it. Its very pretty with lots of open areas and some woods with a spring fed creek to cross. Gotta love good neighbors!
Just FYI for those who don't know, Saro is one of my green broke 3 year olds and Vida is my 10 yo mare. (saro's mom)
We have talked about doing a moon light ride, but my husband works the graveyard shift and is usually sawing logs by 5 pm even on a day off

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
• Horses: 2
I rode my 2 year old chestnut walking horse for 1 hour here in East Texas and it got hot adn hotter..
Hartzel Black is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 07-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 222
• Horses: 0
Vida is such a pretty girl. Wish I had the motivation you do to ride at 6am!
Thanks for sharing, beautiful shots!
LiveToJump is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 07-12-2009, 10:02 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 1,298
• Horses: 4
We ehaded out after work Friday afternoon and spent the night at the trail head. got up ate breakfast and fed the horses, Tacked up and rode up to the top of the mountain. The trail had washed out in several placed and we had several blow down trees to cut out. I was leading my filly and she was packing the Chain saw, sledge hammer, some 38" chunks of rebar and other odd tools that I use for trail maintence.

We cut the trees out of the way, and used some 8 foot lengths of logs to retain some of the trail that was washing out. Drive rebar behind the log and fill in with course granual material. The trail was passable as it was but got pretty hairy in the fall / winter when it was covered with snow. The retaining should help to widen those spots and level them out. At least I'll be more comfortable pulling a pack train up that trail come hunting season in October.

Around 3pm an afternoon thunder shower blew in. We packed up and rode back to the truck in the rain. All in all it was a nice day. And I was glad to be out.
Painted Horse is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blegh...miserable ride this morning... hotreddun Jumping 3 06-25-2009 05:19 PM
What do YOU look like in the morning? Moxie General Off Topic Discussion 12 11-15-2008 06:18 AM
Morning! ScarlettPompey Meet the Community 7 10-15-2008 11:21 AM
GOOD MORNING ALL ON THIS FINE TUESDAY MORNING Gaited07 Horse Talk 6 09-02-2008 12:55 PM
Morning ride between the rain Vidaloco Trail Riding 7 07-28-2008 10:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome