I plinked out my last herd Riding Photo Roll just in time to take a whole bunch of pictures yesterday on a fabulous 19 mile training ride at Potter’s Ravine side Lake Oroville trails with Melinda and boot client/buddy Cindy. If you’re like me and have dismissed the Potter Ravine side trails for years because of the paid parking thing–you’re missing out! Cindy kindly got our parking for us yesterday but seriously, after the awesome sustained trotting areas and ground we covered, I’d certainly say it’s worth $6 once in a while.
It’s a bay party
perky Sparky leads the way
such fun even the mare is grinning
some great long trotting stretches, shade, a breeze!
a bit higher up now
primitive horse camp I never knew about, trail access only–but there’s corrals, bbq pits, bathrooms, etc!
dignified blogger portrait, still laughing over this one
are we there yet? almost
looking good around 18 miles
Sparky moved and drank well, ate his carrot bites religiously, and was quite unphased back at the trailer. I’ve already had to remove some of the shimming from the Specialized to accommodate his growing muscles. He’s an interesting mover, feels a bit of a hot mess on his own, body parts in all directions feels like sometimes, but when gathered up and pointed straight it’s a nice ride.We’ve had about 5 good rides together and I look forward to his continuing progress.
In the meantime, might as well send in an entry to Wild Wild West!