Yep, lots of good rides in the How Far Did You Go threads.
I got out for a ride with The Biscuit this morning. 70 degrees and gorgeous weather today. Biscuit was just a little sweetheart today. We rode approximately 9 miles today - I didn't have my Garmin though so that is just a close guestimate. We tried a little canter on the left side of the bog today and Biscuit just kept dropping to a long trot that was jarring my kinfolk in the Caymans. We rounded the corner and I kicked him into a canter, well, he did his gallop mode, coming up behind Elan, who moved to the right and bucked up and kicked out! LOL thank God he didn't clip my knee. We rode down the opposite side of Willow Bayou that we haven't been down in ages due to overgrowth or just too wet. Tried to blaze a new trail but Biscuit sank down in the soft mud and I had to back him up down a little rise into a ditch which he wasn't too happy about.
We returned to the trailers and we were within 25' of my trailer when he started having a freaking melt down...backing up, shying at something that I couldn't see, spun around and was going to bolt.
I stopped him and turned him around and realized he was spooking at a covered stack of bricks that was no more than 8 feet from where I had tacked him up. He turned around again, all bunched up and
about to bolt again. I called Kellie to come hold him because I can't move fast enough if I went to dismount and he took off.
He was snorting and blowing, Kellie said his eyes had been ringed in white and he truly was scared. That horse has NEVER tried to really BOLT with me. 20131229_142208.jpg
I led him up to the scary brick thingy and he finally ate a treat off of it. I think if he could have spoke English he would have said "dang, I acted like an idiot over something I saw 2 weeks ago and 3 hours ago!" Denise and Biscuit in purple.jpg
We had a great time so I think I finished the year with 209 miles...pretty pathetic but hoping next year is way better.