Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse 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 :-)  
Looking North~
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!

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a great way to end January!

    It sure got unexpectedly cold yesterday. When I left for work it was 44 degrees and when I came home it was 31. And there was snow on Hwy 9!


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