I'm sorry, (Not really!) but there wasn't a one of us who could possibly believe that a day like this could possibly happen in February! It was sunny, warm, light breeze, no bugs, just a totally perfect day to do about anything - especially ride!
|Pete, Jo, Sue & Connie|
We again went over to the Nebraska side of the river to enjoy the great riding at Two Rivers State Park. Butch & Nika came too - Butch is still studying - the park is a very pleasant place to read! Since I'd set the bar high - passing the test for my CDL the first time, my husband had to do the same & did! :-)
|Ice still in the shaded areas~|
I had expected our little group from last week for today's ride, so the surprise was on me when we had a much larger group! Farah - after being so darn nice last Friday - was ornery today. The larger group of horses got her excited - but she was giving me her head & at least didn't buck.
|Following Sue & Jaz at the river~|
We tagged onto Sue & Jaz - that kept us moving forward - always a good thing! Later on in the ride, we went up front & rode with Taylor on Daisy - a beautiful cream buckskin mare who does a lot of gaming & can move out! :-) Farah of course was all over that! We did some trotting & a bit of cantering.
|On the Trail~|
We met up with Sue again & this time Farah took the lead & finally calmed down. I gave her a carrot - that gave her something to chomp on besides the bit. Still - she gave me a very nice frame. This is the time of year that we'd usually be conditioning for Mt. Adams - so it's time for me to look at the ride schedule & find one that looks good for us!
|Our stalwart group of riders!|
We had so much fun! At one point someone said; "Gosh, who could believe that we're riding in February, in weather like this, in Iowa!" The next comment; "We're in Nebraska!" :-) OK, we'll take it! Whatever state we're in - it was the perfect place to be - on the back of a horse!