Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Monday, July 22, 2013
Thanks to George!
Farah enjoying the bounty of the season~
Yesterday Linda & I again rode at Victoria. A slightly different approach today & always fun & beautiful. The Very Best Part though - was that Linda's husband George had taken the tractor up & into some rugged areas - to mow down the rider high thistles, nettles & everything else that was growing along two different sections of trail! These Trails - are enjoyed by many riders, even more people with bikes & occasional hikers, some with incredibly noisy kids! Many thanks to George for putting in a lot of work so that others can enjoy the trails!
Numerous cars in the Trailer Parking!
As we were coming up through the woods & could just see the road - we started hearing this loud, obnoxious Sound! Like a Grizzly Bear in a Lot of Pain - I guess would describe it! The horses froze in place - Farah in the lead - she went into her "Giraffe" pose :-) We could just see up through the trees, to where a family was walking back to the parking. A boy with them was making the screaming noises. When he stopped for a minute - I yelled through the trees - asking if they were the one's who's cars were parking in the trailer parking? At my second yell they finally heard me, stopped to see where I was & replied; "Yes." At least they were honest. I told them that the signs were plain & that the gravel area was reserved for horse trailers- whether any were there at the time or Not! With emphasis on the "Not"! :-) Then told them to have a good day & they replied same...
The new clear-cut
It's got to be one of three things - they can't read, or they don't think the rules apply to them, or they choose to ignore them. Whichever it may be - it's Rude with a Capitol "R"! Of course what kind of appreciation of nature can you have when you're making more noise than the wildlife? :-)
Linda on Count
As you can tell from the photo above - there's still more than Plenty of trail work to be Done! We really had a grand ride, covered a lot of ground & did some blackberry vine clipping - next time it's the saw!