Trotting into 2013

I ended 2012 and started 2013 in the best possible way: riding one beloved horse, and then, another! Yesterday’s cruise with Desire wrapped up a great year including our first 50s, more LD fun with Blaze, lots of work with Joey and Sheza, and adventures in Utah, New Mexico, and at numerous AERC endurance rides. I look forward to more of the same in 2013, with more new experiences and hopefully some great new endurance ride adventures and goals met.
It was 28 degrees this morning when I saddled up but I had other places to be later and wasn’t going to miss a morning on my boy Blazer. It seemed a proper morning for both fleece lined breeches AND my Mountain Horse fleece lined boots; with some polar fleece and layers topped off with gloves and a scarf, I was pretty toasty despite the ice on the ground and in the troughs as we left the driveway. I definitely need to find some better boot socks and some of those little hand/feet warmers wouldn’t hurt tucked in the toes of the boots, but overall I was pretty comfortable. Besides, when the rider gets cold, it’s surely time to get dismount and spend some time on your own two feet! 
Heading out to climb the ridge
Stepping out into 2013 in his Renny’s 🙂
 ICE!
 COWS!
 Almost to the top of the ridge 

 We had a nice little cruise up the ridge and back and were greeted by the Sheza-Joey committee upon our return. Pretty wild that Joey, the bay on the left, is 7 yrs old and Sheza, the chestnut, is only 20 months. A new year has started and Nope, she isn’t getting any smaller!

 Previously shy boy Joey leads the way in his new little herd

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and beautiful first day of 2013 as I did. 
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