|Roxi & Connie|
As we rounded a corner - I saw a very large bird take wing right across the trail. Thank heaven Renee wanted to adjust her stirrups & I got a good look at this owl. Even though Farah didn't think we needed to get a picture - I managed one!
The first time out we did the two-loops at an average pace of over 12-mph - the horses worked Hard & were dripping sweat by the time we came in. After a very short break & sponging them down, we went out again, this time only averaging 7-mph.
I loved Roxi's t-shirt! Way better than another version I've seen - of course it's blurred, since the horses were in a very competitive mood. I was happy that I'd had Farah out once already this week, she's becoming so fit - I've got to hope for cooler temperatures eventually - so we can make it to at least one ride.
|Does this horse make my butt look Fast?|
|Renee, enjoyed her ride on Sovereign!|
This team was hot on our heels the entire way! Farah likes Sovereign - thankfully - he made a move to pass & she just gave him a look. Once back from our final loops, we hosed the horses down. A lady who'd set up camp next to where I'd parked came over & said; "I think you met my parents earlier this week - they mentioned a beautiful horse with a sliver tail!" Of course - the couple I'd met on Tue. The next question was about our tights. Here - if you wear tights - you are a sure-nuf endurance rider. :-) Her question was as to whether they were cooler than jeans - normal riding attire.
I had a few nuts & cherries, Farah rolled & grazed a while before we started back. I called my friend Rebecca - who's horses I'd visited last week & asked if she wanted to meet us at the park. It wasn't long before we drew a small crowd :-) I don't know if a horse has ever been at the park - but there's always a first time! Farah was great, everyone enjoyed seeing her & we did our best to encourage a few more future horsewomen!