Monday, June 23, 2008

Mother and Daughter

Steph and I went for a nice long ride yesterday afternoon. I was afraid it would be too hot but there was a nice breeze blowing and we completely enjoyed ourselves.


I love this trail.


I was hoping for more pictures but it is a bit difficult on horseback. Especially if you're like me and it has been at least 2 months since you have ridden and also that same 2 months that your mare has NOT been ridden. But Jones did really well. I was pleasantly surprised.


I love the view from atop a horse. Stephanie did take one picture of me. Albeit not the most flattering. Please excuse my cowgirl hat. I was trying to keep my face out of the sun. I did apply sunblock but that dang sun found it's way through anyway!


And what's up with my neck? It must have been the shadows because I don't have a football neck. I really don't! I don't normally post pictures of myself so this is rare for me. We were gone for about 3 hours. It is so nice to live where we do because we can go on trails, on the road or explore field after field. We did attempt to go down an old road that shows on a map but it is not at all a road anymore. We got a ways down it but then had to turn back because of a fallen tree. We attempted to go around it but could never get back down to the road. We ended up going through the woods which was just as much fun. I couldn't believe how well Jones did. She is only 6 yrs old and has not been ridden much in her life. She didn't spook one time and was a dream to ride. I am grateful to have her in my life.


Heidi the Hick said...

I didn't know your mare's only six! Mine are both 7 now and not as broke as I'd like them to be. I don't get to ride them often enough and they need this- lots of long peaceful rides. My parents' place is surrounded by gravel roads with not much traffic, but we have to ride down a busy highway first!

I'm sure I've mentioned before that I love that chestnut gelding... I have a few pictures like the one your daughter took, with that red mane and the red ears in front. I still miss my ol red horse, but I'm looking forward to a future with my speckled horse.

(And you don't look as bad as you think- you look like you're in the middle of saying something, that's all.)

Pony Girl said...

Sounds like you had such a nice ride! I'm jealous. I want to get off the property this week. We wanted to trail ride last week but one of my sister's mares had a hoof abscess so we didn't want to take the other two off the property in case she got upset and ran about.
It was great to see a picture of you- the hat was cool!! It sounds like Jones might turn out to be a nice trail horse. A calm mind goes far when it comes to a sane trail mount.

Momma / Cowgirl said...

It is always a pleasure to see others paths they get to take when out enjoying a ride. Glad you had a good time and the pics are great! Thanks for sharing.
happy horsin' around!