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post #1 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lacey and Lady would like to take you on a trail ride...

Well, not sure how much Lady wants to take anyone but Lacey sure does! Lady pretty much hates trails with an undying passion. It's kind of the saddest.

I won't rehash for those of you who've been following my journal on the girls, but basically everybody is doing great. Footloose and fancy-free, as it were.
Lady is definitely preggo (got confirmation today, apparently she was running with a mini jack for some time since "he's too little to get her pregnant!!" Idiots. BABY MINI MULE.) so I'm not sure how much longer she'll be here. Given her current size, it seems unlikely that she's especially far away from foaling since the baby is half mini... :/
But I will for sure post a going away thread for her so no worries, she's not going to just 100% disappear without warning. ;)

Today we went on the longest/best ride. It was great. We discovered this trail last week but "had to" map it out+take pictures today.
It's a couple mile long loop so not ridiculously long but long enough!
It's basically a single track trail so good luck getting off/ponying another horse. However, totes made it happen. haha

We had fun. The only "real" problem is that it's getting to be that time of year when spider webs+spiders are EVERYWHERE. Now, I'm totally not a fan of spiders so basically my favorite...NOT.

Lacey was super into it so we were going at Old Arab Light Speed which is always fun. It's like this mix between walking and a flat walk. It's super smooth just ridiculously fast. Poor Lady had the worst time. lol!

Pictures!! This might have to turn into a double post because there's a 15 picture per post limit and I have 55 "favorites".... hahaha On the plus side, I started with 201 pictures from this ride on my computer...paring it down like a champ!

First, our twice daily walk down to the shed. Both girls just head down there if I start pushing them that way. It's great.

Haven't even really left and she's already yawning? What is this!?
[Lacey now gets to wear her flymask on rides too, she seems a lot more herself about being ridden with it on so we're going with what makes her happy. However, not seeing her face basically at all ever is sad for me... :(]

Ladylade! (she loves being called Ladylade. It's the best. So whatere, she can do that)

Hill climber.

Creepiest truck in the worrrrrrrrrrlllld. The horses FREAKED out when they first saw it. I'll admit that I didn't exactly ignore it... But yeah, all the doors are open, the trail goes right next to it...Creepy.

Water tower!
This is the top of our "usual" trails.

Heading down to the new trail...

Almost there!

Yup, told you, continued next post.

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding

Rest peacefully, Lacey.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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New trail!

Lady, crossing/standing on a bridge. Wuuut? What a trail hound!

Entering the jungle!

Done with the new trail. Almost home! (I always walk them down this hill because I feel like it's too steep for me to ride a nearly blind horse down...much safer to walk. haha)

Lacey: "Excuuuuuuse me! I thought we were going to have fun. YOU, Miss Snooty Butt, ruined it for me. Ruiner!"


Lacey's bit has a star on it! The best.

"Yes, I am eating my lunch like a champ. Thankyouverymuch, kaithnxbai."

"Hellllllooo people inside camera!! I do love you all, just to be sure."

The end!! :)
I hope everybody is having a great day too!

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding

Rest peacefully, Lacey.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:01 PM
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Nice trails! Do you have mountains where you live too?

I didn't know Lady is preggo. Wow! That's something quite unexpected.

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post #4 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:07 PM
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I love the beat up old truck! Made for a great picture :) Looks like a good day. With the inevitable and Lady leaving, will you be able to get baby long ear pics to share with us?
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:13 PM
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Great pics! Love the scenery.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:42 PM
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Beautiful! I wish I had trails like that near me :)
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:45 PM
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I never miss a Lacey/ Lacey and Lady thread. Love your commentary captions! What kind of camera do you use? Your surrounds are stunning!
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:55 PM
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Great pics and commentary,as usual! :)
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 10:56 PM
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Thanks for taking us on your ride with you. Absolutely lovely!
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-21-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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KV- We do! :)
I guess by some standards the hill I live/ride on IS a mountain (950ft at the tallest, the horses live at 800ish above sea level) but we're technically kinda smack dab between the "Coastal Range" and the "Cascade Range". Compared to them, these hills/volcanos (the two interconnected hills I ride on are extinct dome volcanos!) are ittybitty babies.
I've never gotten to ride either mountain range but I'd like to one day.

Thanks MFQ! :) I HOPE so! That'd be great. However, this rescue has foster homes all over the NW so she may end up close by or she might end up a couple hours away.
If she ends up too far away, I maaaay be able to "steal" some off their FB though. :) I'm "friends" with the rescue on there and I'm sure they'll post pictures of the baby. *fingers crossed*

Aww, thanks HLL! :)

Aww, sommsama, I'm glad! :) For this one I was using my parents super old Nikon CoolPix. It takes pretty clear pictures so with a little editing, I like to think that things come out looking like I have a way fancier camera.

Thanks countryryder! :)

Anytime, Tiny, anytime. :)

AND GUYS. I totally forgot to include the video (!!!!) I took! Who do I think I am, withholding videos. C'mon now.
Anyhoo, here's the video. It's basically just Lacey climbing a hill (goes up 200ft in a quarter of a mile!) and being a beast about it. Her breathing is my all time favorite. She totally has a rhythm. hahaha

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Rest peacefully, Lacey.
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