|Objects in mirror are closer than they appear! See Red in the mirror? Yep, we "ponied" him from his barn to mine.|
|Red is thoroughly unimpressed with this mode of transportation.|
|Carmen and Red made a great team!|
We did make it to the normally quiet gravel road which had 2 geocaches along it we could hunt for. The gravel road wasn't quiet at all, with many vehicles passing us. Geez! Talk about bad karma in the traffic department! The horses were both happy to move out, and Red can out-trot Rhio by a mile, so I spent some time eating Red's & Carmen's dust. Rhio didn't seem to care, though he usually much prefers to lead.
Our GPS units told us we were getting close to the first cache, and the description had said it was back in the woods, so we dismounted and led the horses into the woods, then tied them to trees and set off on foot. I love having horses that I can tie to the trees in the woods and walk away from! They would have preferred a grassy meadow to eat in, but they patiently waited for us to return and didn't get into any trouble.
|That fly mask kind of makes him look like he has mule ears, don't you think?|
|I love this look as he peeks around the tree at me.|
Looking at our timeline, we realized we didn't have any more time to spend searching, headed back to the ponies, led them out of the woods, mounted up, and headed home. It was such a fun ride, despite its challenges, and I was so happy with the saddle. I wish Carmen lived closer so we could ride together more often!!
Best of luck to Max & Maggie in their new home, and thank you Carmen for coming to visit me :)
|Even Cricket got in on the action, see him half in the corner of the shot? I love that Carmen & I are both kind of cocking our heads the same direction, obviously responding to Becca who took our photo, while the horses are all focused on each other.|