Blue skies above, so we assembled the Usual Suspects
earlier-than-usual this morning.
|The Very Bright Colors are the clue: endurance horses here!|
We have horses in all levels of maturity and fitness in the gang right now, so we divided into logical groups and headed out.
|Oh! What a beautiful morning!|
We split up and rejoined groups a couple of times during the ride. Dean mostly rode solo on Horus, who is getting prepped for the National Championship ride this fall, so he took the longer, faster trails.
|We weren't the only ones out enjoying the day--|
note the hikers at 10 o'clock!
Ariana's shoes are at the end of their usefulness, and Flower
|Our little Flower is growing up fast!|
has been under saddle for less than 4 months, so they took the semi-short route.
|There must be a song somewhere about a pretty red horse and a pretty little daisy.|
Anyone wanna try to sing?
Hana is ready for a bigger challenge, so (with flowers jauntily woven into her mane) she and Duana partnered up with Fiddle and me for the middle part of our ride.
We did a nice, long, loop of a trail--about 15.5 miles in all. Lots of hills, but also
|Fee's favorite trails are twisty-winding trails through the woods|
lots of trails.
And at the end of the trail (right before we rejoin the group back at the trailers)
You know I'm right about this.