Friday, January 18, 2019

Pictures from yesterday's ride

I usually try to ride on my birthday, but the weather hasn't cooperated today.
This wasn't unexpected, and Mary Jo and I had our plans accordingly. Instead of riding in the cold and snow, we went out yesterday when it was considerably warmer.
I rode Thunder, partly because I really like him...
but mostly because he is brave and surefooted and the conditions made that a priority.
Once we got past the mucky parts, the ride was really gorgeous.
I took a few pictures of Mary Jo and Scarlett.
 Then I handed her my camera and asked her to take a few of me. I really like this one.
She also took a couple with her phone.
This is my favorite because it shows me doing two of my absolute favorite things - riding and taking photos.
I'm still looking forward to the first ride of my fifties, but this was a great way to wrap up the decade of riding that was my forties.

Decade of riding

My forties wasn't just the decade of writing, it was also the decade of riding.
In the last ten years, I've sat on more than forty horses. Here they are in approximate chronological order.
Punky
Tyson
Binky
Okie
Katie
Phoenix
Bobbie
Buddy
Cyrano
Trillium
Laramie
Giada
Cain
Brownie
Rev
Sweet Pea
Cisco
Mystyc
Matt the Cowpony
Jacob
Kidd
Freddy
Santana
Scarlett
Sprite
Bob
Casper
Frosty
Goldie
Bear
Chino
Falcon
Gunner
Layla
Candy
Blake
Stetson
Rey
Spice
T-Bird
Thunder
Pearl
Stealth
Can I ride fifty in my fifties? I'm certainly going to try!