Bright, sunny and in the 20s this morning. The sun burned off the light frost and I was out the door to do chores.
Then came the rest, and Gary and I finished cleaning stalls. I hurried to hook up the horse trailer as I decided to go on a trail ride today and needed to be ready to roll by 11am. Put everything I needed in a wheelbarrow so I would not have to carry it. After I was all set...grabbed my horse out of the pasture and we were off. I groomed her on the trailer, where I tacked her up. I have a 16' Moritz Stock and it's like having a stall with me....tack in the front and I'm set for the duration.
This is where we started our ride. The Erie Canal is drained in the winter and it has not been filled up yet...How much water must that take????
Berlin took one look at that big ditch and wondered what the heck it was. She has never seen the Canal.
There were geese in this swampy area, but I could not get a clear shot...especially since my horse was walking the whole time.
There are some geese here, but you would have to click on this photo to find them.
At the halfway point, we stopped for a rest and I was ready to go home. This was my first ride of the season and I did not want to wear out my poor horse. I turned around and rode back by myself...had to go under 7 bridges (some with cars driving over them) and past some scary things (like a gigantic boat covered with a blue tarp right next to the path) but Berlin was great.
When we were a few hundred feet from Sansocie Park, I dismounted and walked the rest of the way to give her a break and my body a chance to walk. We probably rode a good 12 miles.
She walked right onto the trailer...
...took off the tack, and we were home within 10 minutes. I took a video, but the movement of the horse walking made it very wiggly! I think you would get dizzy....so you are being spared. Now it is time for me to go out and do evening chores....then a nice HOT shower.
Is everyone out there getting their fill of basketball?????