Friday, July 1, 2011

A Perfect Evening

1. Saddle up two of the ranch horses and head out for a trail ride.

2. Ride through pine-forested woods to the neighbhor's house. Try not to get lost.

3. Arrive safely at the neighbhor's house, tie up horses to the trees.

4. Join party in progress, have elk steaks and wine and salad and cookies.

5. Chat with friends new and old.

6. Check out private resevoir on the property where friends are fishing for trout. Cast a few lines and get a nibble or two.

7. Sun is fading, time to hit the trail. Climb aboard hungry horses who are happy to get home.

8. Remind self for next time that a glass of wine helps one not worry so much about getting lost.

9. Head back through the woods and over the hill. Find a much shorter path home as the sun is setting.

Home safe and sound!

10. Turn horses out to pasture for their dinner.


Ranch Girl

P.S. Thank you to "Babe" for this ride. Babe is a bay Morgan, and my new favorite little mare at the ranch to take out on a trail ride.  She has the smoothest ground-covering walk out well and I feel like we could ride for days!

P.P.S. Thank you to my Ranch Boy for not getting us lost on this ride, one of my biggest fears about trail riding.

Just a reminder about my Mystery Foal Contest! Go HERE to enter if you haven't already. The contest will be running until Ruby foals, which is unknown but will be in the next few weeks!


Amber said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Glad you had a good ride but where's My Boy?

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a very nice day !

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

Crystal said...

That sounds awesome, I would love to do that, but it would be without the tree part and if I get lost on the bald prarie that would be sad. Glad you had such a nice ride and didnt get lost :)

Paint Girl said...

Sounds fun, but yeah, where is your boy? I would have taken him!
I would love to go on a ride like that, reminds me of the "old" days!!

Sares said...

Sounds like the perfect evening for a ranch girl! BTW, doesn't Farmboy LIVE there and know his way around?!

JJ said...

I knew that bay was a Morgan, she's a pretty girl! Glad you enjoyed your ride :)