Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back In the Saddle Again

I went for a ride last week.
With KVTR member Barb and her mellow mare, Fannie (Pat is out of town).
We went west to the Upper Elk Heights trailhead, and did a two-hour loop on sandy footing amid the pines.
Whose ears are those?
Maddie: "It's me, Mom."
We had a nice mellow ride, with only a couple of minor spooks-in-place--nothing worse than before the unscheduled dismount of May.  Though my tummy did a couple of little flips each time, we had a great "first time out" ride.
Thanks Barb.  Thanks Fannie.


  1. YAY! I'm so happy you've got the "perfect storm" to ride again - time and courage and friends!

  2. Glad you made it back out there - I'm working up to solo rides (I rarely have anyone to ride with so I need to go solo if I'm to go at all) but it still makes me nervous.

  3. Good job and beautiful scenery -to conquer any jitters!

    I too had a little riding conquest to the weekend. Getting on Pantz again. My sister's mare that dumped me last year..from a standstill. It wad hard to get over that fear...I mean we were not even moving!

  4. Awesome, Maddie is moving up to big horse ranks with a trail ride out with others, good for her! (and you!)

    Crystal from ranchriding