Ready to break into J’s Elk Grove Stable Mix, that is
We headed out and it was admittedly very unshady and rather hot at first. But after a few miles and a bunch of foot and some horse traffic, we got out of the Father’s Day rush and enjoyed some speed on the shady, hilly trails. I don’t think I got many pictures of the shady bits coz we were jamming along those trails, Yeehaw!
Busy trail head
A shady spot with a view of the valley
Sedona walks and trots a bit faster than Blaze!
So many options for trails and they are all marked with fancy wooden signs
A few easy gates to go through
Some horse traffic up ahead–and hills!
There was natural water available in numerous spots along the trail, and the breaks of greenery are always nice to see, too.
Lots of snazzy bridges
Multi tasking! Ride, take a Selfie, smile, do a thumbs up, don’t drop the crop! I can also pat my head and rub my belly at the same time.. 😉
More snazzy bridges!
Cooling down in the creek, almost back to the trailers
We whipped out a quick 10 miles, then made mashes at the trail head, cleaned up the horses and kicked back in the shade with lunch for all parties. The horses both felt fit and strong and ready for some LDs. J is also planning 2 if not 3 LDs at Wild West and N is going too, so it should be a fun weekend with some of my good horse buddies. Can’t wait!