Can you believe this picture? It may look like nothing, but I took it as proof that we are back on the trail. Saturday I vowed to be out on the trail rain or shine. Why should some water stop me? Besides, when I got to the barn, the sun was peeping around the clouds and it felt good. So, out we went: me and Lilly, Bill and Glitter.
It is good to be back to trail picture-taking!! We cannot resist a good photo opp! I am not sure why it looks like Bill is wearing flying goggles in this picture.
Hah! What's good for the goose is good for the gander! Or vice versa. Quack. Out in the woods on this ride, I was not watching the sky and did not notice a large and menacing cloud moving in. Leaving the trail Bill said we better move fast to beat the rain. I thought we were moving pretty fast, but we did not beat the rain. Everyone and everything, drenched!
Sunday it was not even remotely sunshiney, but it was not raining either. My friend Whitney was working at a farm nearby and when she was done we pigged out at breakfast and then went over to ride some horses! I was not sure what horse to have Whitney ride. She's a beginner and just wanted to climb on and have fun. She ended up riding both Glitter and Bella!
I rode Glitter too. I am not sure what has gotten into me, riding all these horses that are not my very own brumby. Glitter was all tacked up, and seemed so willing to have a rider, that I climbed on. She was awesome. She did everything I asked her to. We trotted and cantered around the ring & got some sidepassing practice in.
There is Whitney on Bella! Bella is still one of my faves. I love her round body, her beautiful color and how she will trot around anywhere. Even though Whitney kept saying she felt like a bag of potatoes in the saddle, she did not looks like a bag of anything. She looked like a fabulous rider. And I think she was really having a good time! I heard her laughing a lot.
There I am on Glitter.
There, that looks good. Glitter is a natural at a collected headset. In the corner of the picture, you can see my brumby. Next time, brumby, it will be you!!! Don't get too used to being a spectator!
See? There is Whitney smiling away on Bella. Happy.
While we were down in the ring, Bill's wife Jackie found this morel mushroom in the backyard! This is such a perfect specimen that when I took it home to Brandon, his eyes lit up when he saw it. They are not that easy to find around here. This mushroom is poisonous raw, but if you cook it, it is delicious. There are some morel impostors out there so you must be careful. Always check with an expert before ingesting!
Meanwhile, back at home, we have adopted one of Licorice's babies born in March. There is Getty monitoring him. We cannot decide what to name this rabbit. Kestrel says Midnight, I say Dandelion and Brandon says Spider. So for now, he is The Midnight Dandelion Spider. And boy is he cute.
Hope you all had a dry, sunny, horsey weekend!