Today was basically a repeat of yesterday. Rode again with Elena and Grema. I had invited Mary, Willa's owner, to come with us, but it didn't quite work out.
Have some more photos of the same trail, taken today. :)
|Peanut, Mary's Lab, kept trying to follow us up the driveway.|
|We turned around twice to lead the dog back to the barn, but both times she followed us back.|
Mary decided to stay behind and ride at the barn.
|You can see where some of the ferns are drying up.|
|Holding the reins one-handed and almost on the buckle.|
|Head down, totally chill, the entire way.|
She is in heat right now, too.
I think having her on a low dose of NSAID during this time might be helping.
|The woods are SO.BEAUTIFUL.|
|More early signs of fall.|
We only rode for an hour, all at the walk while in the woods. Lily led the entire way, crossing the various obstacles (tiny streams, rocks, and mud holes) with barely a pause.
We trotted 2 laps around the meadow afterwards. Lily got big compliments from Elena on her willingness to keep the same pace throughout.
It was overall a very relaxing ride, for both horses and riders.
Once back at the barn, Lily received a well-deserved bubble bath.
|Everyone was being turned out, so the sights and sounds were particularly interesting.|