Arriving early at the parking - there was plenty of space open with only two other rigs there. Walking out of the PP, always my first stop... I was just in time to see a truck with camper & trailer, narrowly missing the corner of my trailer - with Farah still inside. The vehicle stopped & driver appeared. I knew the driver, but doubt she remembered me. I spoke to her by name & said; "M, I guess you don't want me to use my tack room or tie my mare to my trailer?" She said; "Aren't you leaving?" My response; "No, just arrived." To which she responded; "Well then, you can just tie up to my trailer." Somehow - that just didn't work for me. I love my little "around-town" Bronco & small horse trailer! I just got back in, made a small circle & parked a 100 ft. further up the parking lot. Still amazed me that anyone could be so rude.
Lynn arrived & we were in the saddle shortly after noon. With me "leading" - don't start laughing!!! I know those of you who know me well, know full well that I have no sense of direction. It had been months since I'd ridden these trails, but Lynn is a trusting soul! :-)
|By 3 in the afternoon, the clouds covered the sky~|
On the way "back" Lynn wanted to try Sophie's built-in navigation system, which took us on a wonderful loop - but not "back". :-) We ended our ride with just over 13-miles, mostly at a good walk with a little trot. I was very happy with Farah this ride. She actually collected up, moved into a western jog trot, smoothest ever when I asked her to to back off a fast trot! Going into the mud, or over an obstacle - I released rein as we'd practiced with Mark Bolender & she negotiated them perfectly without her usual rush at the end. We had more than one moment of brilliance & I got the feeling that she enjoyed our ride as much as I did! I Love it when she comes home happy.