Monday, June 27, 2011

Back from a long weekend.

Busy, busy, busy…


I had a long weekend, which means lots of work before I leave and lots of work when I get back to work. I haven’t been able to blog much, but I have been riding plenty.

My sister and I were off on Friday, so we took Cruiser and Ranger to some of the further away trails. Wow, the floods in the spring took quite a toll on them. Consequently, we did more walking than trotting. When we got back, we were shocked to find we were gone for 2.5 hours. The ride didn’t seem that long at all. I took Cole out alone for a quick ride, and it started to rain. That made him sensible, and we had a terrific ride with a lot of trotting. We got back soaked but happy.

Saturday was the first time this year with our youngest niece, who is nearly 16. We went on an hour ride. She was on Ranger, my sister on Cruiser and I rode Cole. We had another smiling teenager riding my boyfriend’s horse, Starry. We kept it at a walk and had a fine time. Then, it was off to Taco Bell…

Sunday, we took Cole and Ranger up to the show ring area. We went on the front loop—something new for Cole, and did some trotting. Our results were mixed, but it was a beginning. We then headed out on the back trails for a short way—tried trotting and failed completely. That was enough for us.

On the way home, he had a few issues, but we worked through them. he improved going down the steep hill. I will write about that later.

I then took Cruiser on a fast and fun ride. Starry had left about 15 minutes before, so Cruiser was intent on catching up. When we did, we continued on for a while and had a nice time. I don’t get to ride with my boyfriend that often. He is retired and tends to ride when I am at work.

It was hard to come back to work today…

1 comment:

achieve1dream said...

Yeah, going back to work is the worst part of a weekend lol. I took the assistant managers position at work and by the time I have a day off again I'll have worked fourteen days straight! Ahh!! Paycheck will be awesome though hehe.

It sounds like you had a horse filled, fun weekend. :) I'm glad everyone was well behaved for the most part.