Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, September 25, 2015
Many Shades of Gray~
Besides the joy of riding a good horse, it's the views that come with the climbs that I live for. We went to see Unbranded last evening & it was just as advertised - a really great, true life adventure. Even though those cowboys broke through some nasty trail (I'm sure we didn't see the half of it.) they too - rode for those views, as well as the miles, I'm sure. P.S. They stole my favorite quote that is at the top of this blog! :-)
Linda took Suzanne & I on a route using almost all trail. She & Scott had worked an entire day - on five different trails, cutting out the fallen trees all over the mountain. Retirement does Not mean a lack of work for these two horsemen & trail enthusiasts!
Farah sees a change :-)
When you think of the miles of trails that are enjoyed by So many riders in this area - then the few who actually work to maintain them - it's incredible what that volunteer effort accomplishes. The bike group has put in a "new" trail, of course - as usual in the hope that the horses won't use it. I have to ask - since they ride ALL of the trails that were originally cut through by horse people - for horses - wouldn't it be grand if they realized that it's we who share with them?
Suzanne & Linda
Suzanne was riding her stallion Saber & Farah was in cycle :-) Of course - isn't that always the way? Her first time out with a stallion & Count had the job of staying between them :-) Farah was very interested, in the handsome gray - but behaved herself, as did Saber. Suzanne said he had a tough time watching the silver tail swaying back & forth :-)
Many Shades of Gray
I put my rain coat on the back of the saddle, so I wouldn't need it & we did the entire ride without a single rain drop... There's good & bad in that... We need rain so very bad. As I said - if it was going to be cloudy & gray - then we really should have the rain. Regardless, after several miles of fine trail, some very steep down hill & steep up - Farah is loving the Stonewall as much as I am.
I've ordered a pad from Stonewall, anxious to get it & adjust my rigging in the hope that it will stay put! We arrived back home to find two of our favorite Grand-kids waiting with their parents! The parents are off for a anniversary weekend retreat, while Mason & Cassidy get to spend the weekend with us! Yippee! Farah got Lots of carrots & peppermint treats :-) Let the fun begin :-)