Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Riding at Kathryn Taylor
Kathryn Taylor Ride~
Oh what an incredible day! As I went to turn into Kathryn Taylor, the gates were closed! Men working inside, grading & re-graveling the trailer parking area. The gate wasn't locked, so I walked in, spoke to the men working & asked if we could figure something out? Both were extremely pleasant & helpful. We decided that if we put our rigs right at the edge, we would be enough out of the way that they could get the job done & we could get in a ride!
Grading, my truck & trailer~
Farah handled the noise just fine, after a couple sideways looks. She grazed while we watched the gate to be sure that Amanda didn't drive right by without realizing that we were there. All was good! She & Beth pulled up - we opened the gate & hurried to get saddled up & out of the way.
Farah watching ~
With the high clouds, it didn't get as warm as predicted, the woods were lush & cool. We ran into several work crews spreading fresh cedar bark on trails already graded. The Salmonberry are the largest & ripest I've seen in years - so it was a contest as to who did the best job of picking on the fly! :-) Farah got in trouble for kicking out - wish I could have seen her face, as my friends said her expression said it all. Now she really knows what my stick is for! Great Day, great first ride of Summer!