You will notice there's only one picture from today's ride! That's due to the fact that we could move at a faster pace than a walk, and the corresponding enthusiasm sparked in the horses made two-handed riding a necessity today. Both boys were very good, despite their "feeling great in the spring" attitudes.
|March 28, 2013 - 2nd ride for both boys as Rhio and I went solo once previously, and Red and I went with C. and Annie earlier in the week|
|March 28, 2013 - heading down the long and muddy drive from the barn (yep, view of the St. Louis River and the big lake in the distance!)|
|March 28, 2013 - Skyline is all snow - still somewhat packed but deep enough that we had to walk. I think it was in the middle 40s this day and no wind (balmy!).|
|March 28, 2013 - The overlook (only place with a little gravel road showing through) - a 4 mile round trip from home.|
|March 29, 2013 - I rode Rhio and ponied Red along for 6 miles, again all walking.|
|March 29, 2013 - The boys stare at a deer after we've negotiated the concrete barrier at the bridge.|
|April 2, 2013 - The overlook, now nearly half exposed gravel! Only 36 degrees with an icy wind, but we were able to trot and canter so we all got plenty warm. 6 miles today.|