|Farah enjoying the grass~|
At the stable, Farah was covered in mud this time, the rain & the fact that her run had only been partially scraped clear. Debris everywhere - that trapped the rain water - creating more mucky areas & depriving her of the spot where she likes to roll. We pulled into the park early - lots of grooming & finally saddled by the time Roxi & Sondra arrived.
Roxi had filled me in on the day's training pace & I was game. Farah was more than game - she absolutely loved it :-) The first set of loops, my friends rode bay mares, I kept Farah back & since we were moving out - Farah was fine with that. I didn't take pictures! I was too busy riding :-) We finished the first set & our second time out was with the grays!
|Roxi in the lead~|
At one point, Roxi said; "Watch for the tree." on a sharp corner with a steep hill coming up. I lost a stirrup - Farah felt it & gave me a 1/2 stride to recover it - before blasting up the hill! :-) Such a good girl! I've been riding without my 1/2 chaps, just long socks under my tights. So far - no heat rash & really no rubbing either. Of course today was far from hot & humid - so we'll see how it goes as things heat up.
|Sondra & Roxi|
I came home the most pleasantly sore & tired that I've been in a very long while & it felt darn good! Having great riding partners who enjoy the same sport I do has sure helped. I may find myself doing some endurance in the mid-west before the season is over. A tired, happy wife makes Butch's life a bit easier too :-)