We drove from opposite directions, and somehow pulled into the park one right after the other. Couldn't do that again if we tried! The weather was perfect, flies a bit pesky in spots - but over all not too bad. We've never ridden together, and it was sweet how everything worked out so very nice!
On the trail: Brad (riding Cierra) Ashley (riding Prince, a 3 year old from her breeding program. The grulla colts stud, now gelded from my recent post) her 8 year old adorable daughter, Natalie (riding Smoky, an amazing pony) Brandi (riding King, a retired Outrider) and new (to us) a college intern from France, Mat (riding Dixie, Natalie's buckskin horse). Enjoy a combination of Brad/my phone pics taken throughout our 3 hour ride:
|Koda's view of us heading out|
(Prince, Smokey, Dixie, King, Cierra)
|after a long climb, the terrain opened up to beautiful prairie|
(Koda's ears, Cierra, King, Dixie)
|Koda led across the bridge at the first |
while the group watched Cierra try. Koda & I were also unsuccessful.
Only two horses braved the downhill deep mudslide,
King followed by Prince
|Prince in the thick of the |
|(Smokey, Dixie, King, Prince)|
|nothing beats a peaceful ride with good company|
(King, Dixie, Koda, Prince, Smokey)
It was such a refreshing change of pace. Reminded us, we need to stop and smell the woods more often. We enjoyed a nice picnic lunch together before heading out, and made hopeful plans for one more future trail ride before the interns head back to their respective countries.