|We've been doing a lot of bareback walking, which I find more fun than handwalking when it's cold!|
|The girls! (and Trigger, who was pretending to not be part of our shenanigans haha)|
|If only my saddle bags were also teal... *sigh*... might have spent some trail time on eBay shopping for new ones, haha.|
We only met one other group on the trail (although we met them twice), and only a few bicyclists this time. Oh and one lady walking two dogs -- the doberman was totally chill, but her teeny tiny teacup Yorkie literally chased us barking for like a quarter mile. Luckily all the horses were good sports about it, and the lady was finally able to recall the dog. I am kicking myself for not taking some video of that, because it was pretty hysterical.
|Lily fearlessly leading.|
In one grassy section we let the horses open up a little (and by open up, I mean a slightly accelerated canter, since we had two super chill stock horses and a draft cross, lol). Trigger also had to spend some time bridled up and jogging like a real western pleasure horse, since all he's done for a while is poke along on the trail. Once he realized I was serious, he just sighed and got to work -- he really is a good egg! I forget how cute he really is capable of being as a little walk/jog horse, since he hasn't shown in probably more than a year.
|If it's gingerbread flavored, I'm probably gonna buy it. This was surprisingly good! Even Trigger liked it, haha.|
|Enormous hen of the woods mushroom|
|My phone didn't even begin to do justice to this sunset!|