|Slopes of Mt. Washington|
Today - though I was anxious to get out & Joyce wanted to get in a few miles before her trip to Santiam this coming weekend - so we saddled up & rode out from her house. It had been awhile since we'd done that & it was a little cooler today - though the deer flies were still out in force.
|Tiny pink periwinkle!|
Farah was amazing - really on-the-make today - even though I think she's been in a heat cycle since a couple days before the ride. She hit a flying trot, wonderful smooth transition to canter & was moving out at the walk. She like me, really doesn't like the hot days & since today was cooler & we had a nice breeze, she was enjoying the ride as much as I was.
I can ride this mare hard, really hard & yet she's always ready for more! The grumpiest we'd ever seen her was after Mt. Adams & her first 55. She found out that there are more miles of trail than just 25 or 30 :-) Her BC scores were nevertheless - much higher than after the 30 at Bare Bones. Yet - to us - she looked fresher.
|Farah meets Pumpkin!|