It's been a month now since Farah & I have been on a trail... My wrist - was probably sprained - since it's healing way faster than I thought it would. It's still sore if I try to do anything with it, but I can use it & figured it would be good enough for a ride. We'd been coming out to see her every four-days - it was time for her annual Adequan series.
Today, I felt like we were back to square one. I loaded my saddle, bridle, pad & planned to do some road riding. The one thing I forgot - was my helmet! You'd think after all these years, I could remember that! Anyway - our girl was covered with mud, so a good grooming was in order. Her neighbor screamed at her departure - I closed the door between those stalls & the main barn. It amazes me that Farah can ignore him the way she does.
|In the round pen~|
|Checking out the other horses.|
I had my new stick from Dennis Reis - it works great. As usual, she bucked, kicked, leaped into the air & stretched herself out. Finally she settled into some nice extended trotting & was very polite about changing direction when I asked.
After yesterday's beautiful sunshine day, it seemed strange to see the sun give way to cloud cover by mid-morning, a cool breeze too. I'd worn warmer tights & wished I hadn't - we both worked up a light sweat.
|There's grass over there!|
I heard a lot of noise out on the road - the county road-grader was at work, so it would not have been the day to try road riding anyway. The operator was scraping the shoulders & leaving the excess material out in the middle for his next sweep.
|Feeling more relaxed~|
By the time she slowed & came up to me - we were both ready to be done. In another week, we'll actually be headed south through Missouri for a horse camping trip to; Brushy Creek, MO. I'm so looking forward to some time with my mare & days of riding new trails!