I guess I'll be light on content for the next two months, so might as well write about the last fun rides I had *sob* OK yes I'll stop being dramatic. My appointment with ortho is this afternoon and I'm hoping I'll have more info about how restricted my activity needs to be/how long the damn boot will be on.
Last Saturday the weather was nice, and things had dried out a bit from the rain dump earlier in the week, so the group of ladies I trail rode with a few weeks back got together again! Since I drove last time, the person I picked up last time returned the favor and stopped to get us :) she has a very lovely 2+1, and I was a little concerned about whether it would fit into our driveway turn (my rig barely fits and the 2+1 is longer, I would assume). Since my road is pretty quiet, especially early on a Saturday, we arranged to load on the straightaway in front of my house and DH came down to make sure nobody flew around the corner into us. To facilitate things, I packed everything up on the golf cart to drive down.
|"what, this isn't for me?" - Lady|
|Safety third... I drove the golf cart down and just led Ruby alongside and let her graze while we waited for our ride :)|
|Then I realized I forgot my garmin on the charger and had to sprint back up, so I left them down at the end of the driveway haha.|
I um... might have forgotten about the fact that this lovely trailer had a RAMP and Ruby hasn't been on a trailer with a ramp since she came out from CA a DECADE ago... luckily the other straight stall plus the box had horses so she decided after about 3 seconds of consideration that it was probably safe and followed me on up. When we got to the trailhead, we ended up opening the box up so I could lead Ruby forward down the other ramp. This mostly just solidified for me that I WANT A 2+1, it was great. Loved it. That will hopefully be a "sometime between now and retirement" purchase, since my current trailer is paid off and works just fine, lol.
We took a slightly different loop this time as one of the horses hadn't been out in a while and we wanted to ensure he didn't get overtired. The loop we took passed the lake, which I think is one of the nicest parts of the trail! We all swapped off and I think every horse got to lead for a bit. We passed some hikers, and a solo guy with a dog who ended up spooking the mare who was leading at the time (the guy was in dark clothes, a few steps off the trail crouched over holding his very wolfy-looking dog, so I don't blame her for being a bit startled), but aside from that, minimal incidents!
|Love this view!|
At the end we all hung out and shared some seltzers/beers, chatted with our parking lot neighbors (who apparently breed reining horses), and generally just had a lovely afternoon! Soon it was time to head home, and after a little encouragement (in the form of the other horse getting on the trailer first lol) Ruby walked up the ramp like a champ and headed home!
I also WANT a 2+1. And I have even less reason to get one since my husband doesn't ride. But tacking up in the +1 is so nice at shows! I turned my two horse into a single horse box stall for Prince Ben, it kinda works the same. But completely eliminates ability to take a second horse anywhere.ReplyDelete
I want the 2+1 so I can take our gold cart to horse shows and drive it around 🤣🤣🤣Delete
So I bought a 2+1 but had it customized a little smaller because I was afraid of driving such a big trailer. I wish I had left it the regular size, it's only 2 feet shorter and I kinda miss the two feet. So if you ever do it, get a full size one! Lol! The box area is still big enough for Shiny though so that's a plus.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a really fun day! Glad all the horses behaved themselves too!
If I do ever get one, I am not in the "buy a new one with features I want" tax bracket, more like the "hope I can find one on the market that isn't a 15 hour drive and isn't too terribly beat up" tax bracket lol. So we'll see! Hopefully in a few years the market calms back down, I am seeing trailers identical to mine selling for twice what I paid for mine a decade ago, it's wild!Delete
It's crazy! I'm seeing VERY used and abused versions of mine selling for like 3 times what I paid. (Mine was actually cheaper since I made it shorter, imagine that?)Delete
It's about as bad as the truck market right now! So wild. What a time to be alive. It would be a great time to not need my trailer and be able to sell it, lol.Delete
I always love seeing your trail ride adventures, though how bittersweet this post is...ReplyDelete
Yeah writing the post was hard because we have such a cool group of ladies getting together regularly 🥺🥺🥺Delete