Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ww - scenic fall trail ride

Our trail ride this weekend was so beautiful. Only one TROT rider ended up coming, so our group included 3 horses - two arabs and a Tennessee walker. We covered a LOT of ground at a pretty speedy clip lol. 

The weather was perfect, the foliage (or what's left of it) was colorful, and the horses were all in excellent form. Isabel led the way out, and the other two horses took turns leading home. Such a relaxing and enjoyable ride! Please enjoy the photo spam :)





























28 comments:

  1. That looks like such a gorgeous place to ride!

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    1. we are *so* lucky that our barn property adjoins this state park... it's soooo beautiful

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  2. Love the photo spam & her happy pricked ears, she is such a trooper.
    Looks like ye had a beautiful day! ☺

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    1. she was so happy to be out - it had been over 3 wks because of our show schedule. poor thing needed the mental break :)

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  3. Best time of the year for trail rides! I see what you mean, Izzy really does march along when leading haha

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    1. she really does love it - tho interestingly this was also our first trail where she was actually out-walked! and, even better - she didn't care and was happy to lag behind (so we got to sneak in a few canters to catch up, fun fun)

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  4. So pretty! Looks like a wonderful day :)

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    1. it was perfect. crazy to think i went almost 10 years w no trail riding before i came to this barn... never again :)

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  5. Looks like it was beautiful and fun!

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  6. Such beautiful pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time. :)

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    1. we did - and it was cool being out with other speed walkers - esp since isabel *hates* having to wait up for the slow pokes lol

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  7. That fifth photo is just AMAZING.

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    1. all the water crossing (and there are many) are just so so pretty. (that's part of why i'm so surprised isabel has issues with water out on xc... but i guess that's another story)

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  8. Beautiful! I love trail riding more than anything, I think. :)

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    1. i love it too - tho it's hard to choose between trails and jumping, perhaps why i enjoy xc so much!

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    1. it really is so pretty out there - and each season has something different to offer :)

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    1. yes indeed!! i only wish fall lasted longer...

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  11. Looks like a super fun ride! Sometimes having fewer riders actually makes it more fun. I love all the pictures. She has such cute ears and such a pretty mane. :)

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    1. i agree - fewer riders allowed for us to ensure we all got the ride we wanted :)

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  12. What beautiful pictures! There is nothing better than a fall trail ride.

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    1. thanks - and i couldn't agree more. trail rides are always a great break from the routine, but something about the fall season makes them seem very special

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