9.19.2010

Canyon Creek

Today we met my in-laws at Canyon Creek for a trail ride we've talked about doing for many years. It was commercialized, and nose-to-tail, but it was still enjoyable. My mother-in-law can count on one hand how many times she's been on a horse, so for a mixed level group - it was perfect. We had a nice guide, and the horses were well taken care of with personalities intact.

Grandpa, and our daughter heading out.
Loved "Hans" the Haflinger/Fjord mix my mother-in-law got to ride, he was obviously a stable favorite. We didn't get to meet his brother "Frans" but if he was anything similar, they could have both come home with me.
My father-in-law (aka grandpa) rode a big guy, a Percheron cross.
We rode through some unusual structures...
...including a looong dark tunnel underpass...
...and even an old western town.
Most of the ride was like this...

...and this.
We saw several deer who just stood there looking at us common horseback riders, and rode above the Lost Canyon. That was really pretty looking down through the longest canyon in WI. I tried to get pictures of it, but they didn't turn out. They do a hitched team wagon ride through the Canyon, guess the wall are so close you can touch them. I could have easily passed on the animated tourist stuff but spending the day with Brad's parents, who planned the trip because they know what we love most, was priceless.

3 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Looks like a great ride!I would love to have a cutie like Hans in my pasture too! I have always said , one day I would have a team of Fjords!

aurora said...

Fern, I like Haffies & Fjords too. Hans had the biggest "melt you" soft eyes I've ever seen on either breed. What a sweetheart, and he took good care of my mother-in-law.

50+Horses said...

What a beautiful, inspiring ride and how neat that your family rode it! I wished I lived closer so I could have joined you. Great Post!