Finally I have a weekend off and it is BEAUTIFUL out!! I planned to ride Chivas everyday, but as usual that did not work...
It turned into more of a "Jenny weekend" with barrel practice on Friday night on Dreamer (boy is he fast!) then since he was sore Saturday she rode a friends mare in a fun show.
Jenny took a second place in the trail class and a 1st place in the arena race!! I was so proud of her, especially the trail class since it was her first time ever.
Anyway, her rear was too sore to go out today, so I was able to take Chivas out with my friend Crystal and had so much fun I even let loose with a "YEHAW" tearing up the side of a hill
Little Chivas got a top speed of 13.3 mph, the fastest I have ever had him go! Yipee!! Of course her horse was able to do it all at a trot, but turns out he used to be an endurance horse before she bought him, and can move faster than he appears.
Chivas was fired up at the begining and it took about 2.5 miles for him to settle down. I rode him with the bit today cause he seems to prefer it, chomping on the bit when he gets nervous. We stopped to talk to a friend of mine, then two long stops at creeks, and still we averaged 4.5 mph.
We rode the white trail again at Warden Station in the Talladega Forest. I wanted to go farther, but it didn't happen. Next time we are going to ride the red trail, its 5 miles long. I want to try that yellow trail again too!!
4.27 miles ytd 52.9 miles.
Fun, fun, FUN!
I do love my handsome little Mountain horse!!!