Yesterday I made my way over to Bill's to see Lilly and get some riding in. It was a perfect summer day, and even though Lilly was shoeless, I knew I could put her Renegade boots on and start adventuring. I decked her out in some pink duds and we took off. That's Bill on Bella waaaay in front.
We didn't go right and take the usual trails. This time, we went right, out to the road and through a little thicket of woods and then out along the power lines. They were doing work on them (or getting ready to) so there was a new stone dust road waiting for us.
We were pretty high in the sky! Not that Bella seems to care!
It was a pretty nice view up there by the giant power towers. Having made his living as a lineman for the power company, Bill was telling me just how powerful the lines were. It made my heart quail.
In order to traipse across the wetlands, the power company had to make these wooden roads over the swampy areas. My brumby did not want to walk over them. I suppose I could have eventually gotten her to ride over them, I got off and walked her. It's not so much the wood that bothered me, but do you see those cut outs along the side? If she freaked and got her foot caught in one of those, it would be the end of an era. So we walked and she gave each board the hairy eyeball.
As we continued on our journey, we passed some pet donkeys. Boy were they cute.
We skirted some cornfields. Apparently, bears like to go into the corn and eat in there. I guess it is possible a bear might pop out as you are walking by. If that prospect does not get your heart fluttering, maybe nothing will! Later we passed three guys setting up a badminton net. One of them said, "That horse has pink gear!"
Are those autumn leaves already falling?? Say it isn't so! With her new trim and Renegades, Lilly did great. But I was still glad to get back to the barn and off of her back. It'd be nice to see if we could get her barefoot.
Just a little tune up! And another ride is done.