Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Monday, February 6, 2012

Another Fine Day~

Harry O's Loop
It was 25 degrees when I checked on our front deck at 6:30 a.m.  Butch had me hitched & ready - I headed over to pick Farah up.  Dean's gate lock was frozen - out came the lighter :-)  (No... I don't smoke :-)  

In just over an hour we were at Harry O's Backcountry Horseman's Camp.  I'd invited myself along for the morning ride that two of my friends had planned :-)  What an incredible day it became!  We were on the trail by 9:30 a.m. & the first layer peeled off within minutes.  The sun was over the mountains & the day was WARM with a light breeze.
We could see all the way to the Olympics
Taking a turn that was unfamiliar, we climbed to almost 2,000 feet.  Most of this was on logging roads, so the footing was good.  Once we started on the trails down, we found the mud.  The worst of it was only in a few areas.  Riding for just over three hours, still felt like a short ride!

Once back, I stripped Farah's saddle;  she started looking for a place to roll & roll she did!  Grunting & rubbing & have a whee of a time :-)  Next she jumped up - had a good shake & walked over to see what Fancy had to eat!  Fancy was so nice & shared with Farah.  By the time we were ready to leave, she'd also emptied Fancy's water bucket!  I was hearing things like;  "She sure takes care of herself."  "Are you sure you might not try endurance with her?"  :-)


  1. I'm so jealous!!!! What an awesome couple of days rides you've had.

    Hey, Cartman and I are planning on a slow LD at Mt. Adams for his debut, if you decide to try one with Farah that's a pretty easy ride...

    1. You don't hear me complaining any! :-) It's my "back-up" plan right now. If for some reason Khari can't go - it will be Farah & a 25. My friend Liz @ Traveling Moon Ranch is bringing her Young gelding to do his first slow 25. Maybe I can introduce you two?

  2. They've all been fun in the Sun! :-)


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