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!