Well I was about to brag about how I braved the cold... but then I saw that you had temps in the negatives, phantom!
When I started my ride it was 47 deg. And when I got back it was 32 - for me that is cold!! I don't think we really got below freezing last year.
I got a new phone so I used a different GPS app because the one I had on my apple I didn't find for my new phone a Samsung - not sure if I love this GPS but it got the job done.
5.4 miles for today so a short ride
Time of 1hr and 40min.
We went back on that new trail to the sandy washout. Roux was fresh fresh the whole time wanting to trot trot trot! So I thought well lets gallop and get that energy out that will be fun! As it turns out it was a little too much fun. We were racing back and forth having a great time my GPS said top speed of 17.0 mph (not too shabby). I though one more lap and we will head home so go into a trot, lope, and then I ask for that next speed we are going great and then BAM!!! Roux went from trail pony to wild bronc - I still don't know I stayed on. I lost one stirrup is all. I really think he just was having too much fun and forgot his manners (like a little kid does lol). I lost my right stirrup and my knee whacked my saddle horn and it didn't hurt too bad so things could have been worse. Any way aside from that we had a great time and got two hoofs in the Rio!!
Since I got a new phone I tried out my new camera so... pictures!
This was the aftermath of our rodeo:
View of the River:
Not too shabby for a camera phone!
Also New Mexico is the choice destination for many migratory birds including two species of cranes. These are the tracks they make - just to give you some perspective each foot print of the crane is about the size of a horses hoof print. They stand between 3-5ft tall - and they visit between September and March. We see hundreds of them but they all ways fly off before I get a good picture so I need to try to get a good photo soon!