Tera on Jazz (Morgan) and junior Alex on Nikki (Arabian)
M and T stepping out
M is very flexible–she forgot her saddle and just used whatever spare T had along!
“and the fish was thiiiiissssss big!”
great footing on the trails
Farley is so experienced that she self sponges
T and M, finishing the horse camp loop
Scrappy is loving his minimalist mechanical hack and head collar. He hates extra gear on his face so this is the answer of the hour! He will also be on this head collar on his hie-tie which I hope to get installed before our first ride in a few weeks!
We had a few minor rider snafus but the horses overall did great and we got 18 warm miles in. Scrappy shifted steadily between a fearless leader working hard at a 9 mph trot/canter to stay in front of the 3 speedies, and a self possessed caboose, watching the faster horses trot out of sight. He did one fabulous jump sideways when a creepy guy with a bike and trailer appeared and then wordlessly disappeared into the bushes, but who can blame him! That’s shady behavior, and Scrappy never approves of that.
“No really, are we there yet guys?”
“Ahh, we’re there!”
What a great weekend of riding with friends. I am more fired up than ever for the start of my 2014 AERC season and wish happy, sound trails to you all!