Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hit the Trails While the Sun Shines



Those are my words of wisdom.



So, my Cowboy's sound on the rocky trails four years post-fracture. I'm extremely thankful for that. He was full of energy and ready to go. I think you'd call that fresh. He practically grew wings and flew into the trailer, he was so excited to go for a ride.

On the trail. Great. Through water. Great. In fact, he was so calm, I just ground tied him at the trailhead while I groomed and saddled and later unsaddled.




Here's fatty, Shadow. He's always fat. He was fat when we bought him and he's fat now. My farrier says he could get fat on a freeway. Still, at nineteen years old, he troops along the trail for my husband whenever asked to do so. They make quite a pair.

I don't know what tomorrow's going to be like, but we did make plans again to take the barrels to the outdoor arena and have a fun day. The forecast calls for 62 degrees and 30 percent chance of showers, and that doesn't sound half bad.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good day - finally it seems to be getting to spring!

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  2. "he could get fat on a freeway"

    Now THAT'S an easy keeper!

    Bill

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  3. Ah, Linda. You and Cowboy look great. Just what does 62 degrees feel like? We've had sunshine the last few days...along with an extra two inches of snow...each of those days. I have been able to get a start on getting the corral a little cleaner. Now, if my horse will just get a little sounder on that hoof that had the nail, we will hit the trails, also.
    Juanita

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  4. Looks like so much fun!! Can't wait to go on my first trail ride (with my own horses) this year!!

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  5. Yeah. I wanna ride, just have to get the work done first!

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  6. Sometimes these past months it felt like Spring days would never get here. After our snowy whitewashed winter, color has never looked so good. Enjoy!

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  7. What a nice day...love the visual of Cowboy leaping into the trailer so excited to go for a ride! I, too, wonder what 62 feels like-I'm jealous! Have fun playing with barrels! Sue and the crew

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  8. Jealous that you got to go out on a trail ride. I am only on my sixth ride with my little Mustang. I cannot wait til we can hit the trails!

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  9. Good for you! Happy to hear someone enjoying a beautiful Spring day. Gives all hope!

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  10. I have so been looking forward to seeing these types of posts in which people are actually on horseback instead of measuring how deep the snow is.

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  11. Lovely. We're right behind you.

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  12. I'm with Bill. Any horse that could get fat on the freeway is definitely an easy keeper. Glad you guys had some fun horse time.

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