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    07-10-2009, 10:51 PM
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!!
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    07-11-2009, 05:29 AM
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?
    07-11-2009, 07:24 AM
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).
    07-11-2009, 07:34 AM
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
    07-11-2009, 03:51 PM
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
    07-11-2009, 04:09 PM
I rode my 2 year old chestnut walking horse for 1 hour here in East Texas and it got hot adn hotter..
    07-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Vida is such a pretty girl. Wish I had the motivation you do to ride at 6am!
Thanks for sharing, beautiful shots!
    07-12-2009, 11:02 AM
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.

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