|Getting ready to ride off into the sunset.|
Today, after having hand-walked along our road to the trailhead yesterday, I booted Rhio's fronts with the studded boots. He got a tiny bit of experience using them last year, but we haven't ridden in them much. With 6 studs per boot, they give him great traction and grip. Unfortunately, I have only a set of front boots rigged up with his "super-spikes," so my best option when using them is to leave his hinds bare. This has been working out ok so far, but since I like him working off his hind end for impulsion, it would be nice to have the security of sure traction back there. I wonder how it will be doing the ridge trail - up, up, up and then down, down, down? Perhaps we will give a try tomorrow, weather dependent.
|Profile shot of the bottom of one of his "super spiked" boots - they really aren't very big, when you consider they are lending traction to a 900+ lb critter carrying weight.|
|What the bottom of the boot looks like. I put 6 studs into each boot.|
|Waiting for his beet pulp after our ride. If you look closely, you'll see that he's doing his wiggly-lips, squirmy-tongue silliness (it doesn't lend itself all that well to still photography.)|
|The best view through the cutest ears ever.|