Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
We had a little storm come in last night - lots of strong wind and lightening but not a lot of rain at my house. I was so excited as Kellie and I were going to go for a ride!!!! Woot! To the back of the bayou!!! Woot! Did I say Woot?
Ok...hauled out to the park, tacked up, we went around the inside park road to where it had been dry Friday. It was not dry today. Obviously the park got way more rain than my house. OMG muddy most of the trail and huge spiders. Biscuit went willingly most of the way, some Elan had to lead as Biscuit can decide 'uh...no' on occasion. He backed me right into a tree because good grief, there was mud!!! We got out to where we would go down the bayou and it hasn't been cut in ages....the vegetation was at least seat in the saddle high. We decided to forgo the outback ride. There are tons of snakes out - copperheads and water moccasins and who knows what the trails are all the way to the back...possible alligators on the prowl.
We are sissies. We just kept going on the trail back to the trailer so we had a 1.8 mile ride in mud for the most part. It is good training for Biscuit - he has never been a fan of mud and can be absolutely nutty about walking in it. He was very good today for the most part so I can't call it a loss - I got out for a ride and that is what counts. I now have 182.25 miles. The weather is supposed to let up next week - hopefully I can make up miles in the fall!!!