Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, January 31, 2014
Last Day of January~
Gray afternoon~ 3:30 p.m.
Linda & I had Finally planned a ride for today! Linda's schedule has been more than crazy - but it was time, more than time to get her back in her saddle, on Count & on the trail! It was cold & drizzling when I woke. We talked & decided to see what the day would bring. By 11 a.m. when Linda called, she was seeing blue sky! That worked for me, so I loaded Farah in the drizzle & we started north.
From the Monument
Even as we left the house, the sun was disappearing & clouds were moving in. We took our time, Linda hadn't been out since Oct.! Count was feeling fresh & had new shoes, so that slowed his progress when we were on the roads. Farah was in season again, so when she was in front, it was a slow go :-)
When Count was in front, Farah just put her nose in his tail, which makes him nervous - he knows that it's a love/hate relationship with the gold girl :-) We mostly walked along & the longer we were out, the colder it got! Our toes & fingers were going numb - so we started back.
Linda & Count
Even though it was gray & cold, it was dry & that's worth a lot this time of year! We took a short-cut going back, slid down a slippery hillside & past a downed tree - breaking through the salmonberry & blackberry to get around it. It was a Good Ride! Good to be out with Linda again & a very good way to end my least favorite month!