My entire family is sick with sinus infections right now. Don't ask me how we all came down with it at once....no clue!
So no riding for me now, but it's actually a good thing because Sun has a sore back. I convinced myself that my saddle fit, but when she showed up sore that was it. Saddle is now for sale and I'm shopping for a new one, an endurance saddle.
So she will have some time off from riding, just giving her time to feel better. Going to do some lunging and stretching, but that's it for now.
I'm new here. I am going to join in on this...sounds like fun and it will be nice to have a total at the end of the year! I have no idea of my miles from Jan first til now...but going for a ride tomorrow so I'll start then! This is a great idea.
Went riding today at The Preserve which is 60 miles from my house. They are creating a RV park with equestrian sites with 20 miles of trails. It is on The Trinity River and we had a camp about 10 miles upriver from there when I was growing up.
It was kind of like an introductory ride and it was a group of folks I didn't know. I forgot my dang Contour Camera and didn't get pictures of all the deer running all over the place.
Nice place to ride - wide white sand beach like the one my cousin, Darren and I used to run across, frying the bottom of our feet before we got in the water.
Only one issue - the guy dressed like he was going on a mountain ride (bed roll, chaps, canteen, scabbard) at the end of the ride galloped up towards us, my horse had a mini meltdown thinking either danger or woo hoo lets run...but the lady just behind me had her horse melt down and she came off, her horse ran off chasing the guy galloping by. He is then running around trying to cowboy up and catch the horse. My cousin gets off to tend to lady moaning on the ground while I hold the horses. Dime Store Cowboy is then running towards us chasing the ladies horse. OMG what a nightmare. My cousin said lady was ok. (she is ER nurse director) and then we find out Dime Store Cowboy is her son. OMG he had cantered past us earlier on the trail but the horses were ok with it.
We rode a little over 6 miles. We are planning on getting a yearly pass to ride there. The last picture is a pink trailer. Would have been cute in purple!IMAG0162.jpg
He should be. He looked to be in his early 20's. The lady told Kellie that she had come off the week before. Her horse was a grey Arabian looking mare. The horse was just standing right in front of me calm as can be after running all over the place. Biscuit and Elan were a little anxious and wrapping all over each other. I think Elan would have got up in my lap if he could have. He is black and he had blonde hair all over his face from he and Biscuit rubbing all over each other to make sure they were safe! They are both so funny.
The man directing the trail ride did say in a nice tone something about those with certain riding habits wouldn't be invited back.
I do remember when he was blasting past me and Biscuit's back end felt like it was bunched up past his nose and he was shaking his head and jumping around that I hollered at him "what is WRONG with you?"
He never once apologized that I could hear for causing a ruckus that ended up with his own mother on the ground.
He was dressed up like a cowboy movie star and so was the horse but he sure didn't know trail manners at all!
People who behave that way are so frustrating, as they make anybody with a horse look bad! And they are never the one who winds up hurt.
Haven't been riding at all this weekend, despite pretty warm weather. Instead been stuck inside at the homeshow helping DH. I know the business pays the bills for the ponies, but why can't it happen during crappy weather?!
We loaded up and headed South on Thursday. Ride Brackens Loop on Friday and Snow Canyon on Saturday then drove home in a snow storm .
But we had great Southern Utah weather for the rides. Temps around 56° and blue skies on Friday that turned into overcast grey skies on Saturday as the cold front approached.
We rode out the Grapevine, then turned onto Brackens Loops and Old Spanish trail, after getting back to the truck we headed out on a second loop around the Dino Cliffs. It had a lot of sand that was good for the barefoot horses.
On Saturday we headed over and rode off the Upper lookout of Snow Canyon and rode down into 3 ponds canyon. This trail had a lot of volcanic rock and I noticed the horses getting a little sore footed and watching where they were steeping. There was also a lot of sand,
This was the first of the 3 ponds. Not a lot, but when you are in the desert, Any water is welcome.
Coming down trhu some of the volcanic rock areas
Dropping down into Snow Canyon.
All total for two days of riding, I got in 34 miles of trails.