painted horse - That ride looks great! I can't wait until I can get a trailer and start getting out on the trails. Riding on the roads is just too hot! I need to be in the shade! :)
Leyna - I would think that your horse would get used to that leg flying around his back with time. :) If mine ever had a problem with me getting on them, it went away after a while once they realized that leg wasn't going to eat them.
Cowboy and I have gone on a 30 minute ride yesterday and a 1 hour and 30 minute ride today! Yesterday, it wasn't that bad out. It was hot but it wasn't to the point where I thought it was too much. Cowboy was ready to run and go, so I figure he was doing fine. He rode down the road just a bit to see how he acted with the cars. He did just fine, then we went riding around my lower pasture. The grass is grown up some because we are going to cut it this fall for hay. Well, my first horse RiverBelle is buried down there and all over her grave at Passion Flowers! Everywhere!! And only on her grave. I got a smile out of it. :) IMG_20130715_145945.jpg
There were also a bunch of pretty orange flower/weed/things growing along the side of the pasture. It reminded me just how much beauty can be found in the places around you when you are really looking. Oh, and there were plenty of chigger plants too. IMG_20130715_150047.jpg
Today, we got out and rode early in the morning, but we still didn't get done in time before the heat really set in. I am so sun burnt, it hurts to just breath, lol! Cowboy and I were able to ride about a mile down the road and back, and then we did some heavy hill work at the bottom of the property. We finished with a couple laps around the house, trying to get him to stay in a nice slow gait. But with him being a pacer, no matter how slow he goes, his gait is REALLY hard to ride, worse than the worse QH trot I have ever rode! But by the time we were done, he had a good sweat going, as did I, and after we cooled down a bit, we both got a good cool down from the hose.
But here are a couple pictures. :) IMG_20130715_143727.jpg IMG_20130715_145111.jpg IMG_20130715_150941.jpg IMG_20130715_152608.jpg
Sorry the pictures are so big, heh.