We got out for a 3.2 mile ride. The weather wasn't too bad; it was 50 degrees. That may seem like luxury for some of y'all. I contacted the neighbors before the ride and they penned up their Baskerville firebreathing hound from the pits of Hades. You could hear her trying to tear out of her pen........
Had been hoping to ride today, but chores took longer than anticipated and it was very windy and spitting snow by the time we were done. So decided to go to the car dealer and test drive some vehicles instead. Not quite the same as saddle-miles, but I did get out to see some new places.
Thanks Celeste it will be interesting to see how it looks tomorrow. I don't bruise easily at all and I can see a big one coming up with swelling. It sucks but it will be cool to finally have proof I got hurt lol.
RiverBelle - these threads have been so much fun!!
Don't know if I am going to be able to go tomorrow - it depends on the weather. It is supposed to be clear tomorrow but we shall see. Raining and cold today - my nephew was married today and I hate delivering cakes in the rain!!!
I am jealous of all who are out riding - Celeste, so glad the Hounds of Hades were penned up. Dawn, so whatcha looking at for a new ride? I will have my Rav till the wheels fall off.
The OtherHorse - that is a great strategy. I wish I had my horses at home; it would be easier to get out and ride everyday.
Apache - Sammy was very naughty. He deserved a boot up his backside. I have actually NEVER been kicked by a horse in my entire life and it doesn't sound like it would be any fun at all. Biscuit kicked out the first year I had had him when I was making him go round and round. I was at his shoulder so it wasn't like he was actually trying to kick me but after I backed him up like that crazy lizard with the ruffled neck running on two legs - bam...right into a board fence - he decided it was in Biscuit's best interest to get into the foot bath thingy. Biscuit didn't want to see Crazy Lizard EVER again.
Love the lizard. Sammy would have had hell to pay if I had been able to move or had something to throw at the time. If he tries it again he is going to think is dieing though. I'm just glad it was me and not my pregnant mom out there.
It was 31* here today when I got off work! Bundled up and went to meet my friend at the barn. We rode about 1/2 a mile out and got caught in the rain. The temperature dropped to 28* also! WE WERE FREEZING! Drifter was a trooper, and so was my friends horse Mac. We turned around once we got rained on, but we still got soaked through. Made it about a mile today, so not too bad. Hoping to take advantage of the supposedly nice weather tomorrow! Hopefully the sun comes through for us.
We also played around on Drifter today. At our barn, the geldings are in a 100 acre pasture for the spring and summer. It is a 60 acre pasture, and then then a gate in the back opens up to the "back 40". In the winter, our BO closes off the back 40 to let the pasture re grow, and opens up a side gate in the gelding pasture that leads ot the xc course. Finding the boys then that is ALWAYS fun <--- sarcasm
When we pulled up to the barn, Drif was right by the gate while my friends horse was on top of the first hill in the xc course. We could see him through the trees. Not too far, but you have to go through the swamp of death (mississippi mud) to get there. If Drifter goes straight through it, it is almost up to his knees. I have already lost 2 pairs of boots. So we decided to be brave and see how Drifter would feel about doubling up. He was a trooper! He found a safe way through the mud puddle and took us all the way to my friends horse. He did great.
Here are some pics! The first two are ones our barn hand took of us while my friend and I were getting ready to ride Drifter to catch Mac. No he is not that butt high lol. He is not butt high at all. We were standing in a major ditch. It looks hilarious though!
The next pic is one we took of ourselves riding. And then next few are my friends and her horse Mac, and one of Drifter on the ride (he was just as soaked as we were) and after when we were safe and dry back at the barn.
Hope everyone is enjoying the trails as much as we are so far this year!
Oh yes-- forgot to mention! Our trail ride was just in rope halters. Bareback. Both boys were super behaved! So proud of them!
After I backed him up like that crazy lizard with the ruffled neck running on two legs - bam...right into a board fence - he decided it was in Biscuit's best interest to get into the foot bath thingy. Biscuit didn't want to see Crazy Lizard EVER again.
OOS -- the crazy lizard example had by laughing out loud! I can picture it perfectly. Usually me freaking out at Drifter involves my arms stretched out to my side trying to make myself as big as he is. So I'm sure he thinks I am the bat from hell coming to visit! Lol