Saturday, October 22, 2022

And Another Trail Ride

The weather was beautiful today, no wind, temperatures in the upper 60’s and plenty of sunshine.  And what better to do on a perfect fall day than go for a trail ride.  I was going to take Jessica, but I didn’t plan ahead and give her any bute.  So, of course, as soon as you want to do something, she was lame.  Since Otoelene is still going good, I took her instead.
We went to a trail head about 20 minutes from the house.  This is Otoelene’s warm up vs Hugo’s.
We started out on the easy section, an old railroad bed.

Hugo sailed through the two river crossings.
The ambush pass didn’t faze him.
Heading up the mountain there was a bit of erosion.  My father was a member of the soil conservation society and when we were growing up, it wasn’t unusual for him to stop the car and take a picture of some area of erosion.  This reminded me of that.
Otoelene enjoyed the views ongoing through  the range lands.

Back in the woods, there was no shortage of down trees to step over.
We met a few other groups.  These were the only time Hugo was anything other than perfect.  He would get a little excited and whinny.

We made it back to camp in in one piece and on schedule.  
And rested back at the trailer for a few minutes after a 3 1/2 hour ride.
Joe said he wanted to take my picture to prove I was there.   I said it wasn’t Otoelene taking all of those pictures of him, but I posed anyway.


C said...

Otoelene's warm-up versus Hugo's :)

Hugo looks like a keeper

I enjoyed to fall tour - beautiful

Shirley said...

Lovely place to ride! Hugo is proving to be a pretty good horse I'd say. Couple more years and you won't be able to keep Sadie off him!

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