Friday, November 4, 2022

Yet Another Trail Ride

It was already 1:00 by the time we were ready to catch the horses for a trail ride.  So we decided to just head up the road to Horse Heaven, 10 minutes away.  This time we did the Iron Mountain loop counter clockwise.  
Hugo’s little feet are going to get worn to nubbins with all this barefoot trail riding.  It doesn’t seem to be an issue yet, so we are just continuing to go with it.
We started out without lunging either horse.  Draper took the lead again but she didn’t motor along quite as fast as she did on Tuesday.
We did let Joe and Hugo in front for a little bit, but that didn’t last too long.  Hugo just didn’t walk fast enough to suit Draper.
There was some pretty scenery still.  These serviceberries were still bright red.

And if you peak between the trees, you can see a bit of a view.
Then there was this unexpected display in the middle of the trail, a hymnal, Bible, guitar and jacket, then a   baseball bat leaning up against a tree.  I hope whose ever it is, is ok.
Hugo did great as usual for his fifth trail ride with us.
And Draper was great too.
Once we made it to the gravel road, Draper really turned on her walk.  We would have to stop periodically to let Hugo catch up.
As long as she wasn’t offering to break to a trot, I just let her walk as fast as she wanted.  The good thing is that she has a very comfortable walk so as long as she is relaxed I can relax.


Shirley said...

Sounds like a really good ride! I love a fast walking horse. Little Beamer at 14.2 hh can keep up with and even outwalk many larger horses. And my new horse Ruby also has a good rein-swinging walk.
That is a curious collection of trail obstacles. The baseball bat doesn't seem to fit everything else!

C said...

Another successful trail ride. You seem to be getting a lot of riding in :)

The items left on the trail are odd and somewhat concerning

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