Tracey and her daughter Grace moved to Colorado last year. Unfortunately, we live on opposite sides of the Denver metro area so we don't get together nearly as often as I would like. Every now and then, however, we clear our schedules and make a day of it. Today was one of those days. We packed up the kids and headed out to Pine Cliff Stables for a short trail ride in the foothills of Golden, Colorado.
Grace was paired with a lovely little pinto named Gypsy,
James got Popeye,
Ryan got Digger,Life is funny. As we were riding down the mountain, I asked Tracey if she would have been able to imagine this fifteen years ago. She laughed and said no. I had to agree. We were such serious horse people back then. Now we're just two moms happy to ride rental horses with our kids. I can't decide if that's a good or bad thing!
Tracey rode Leo,
and my mount was Buddy.
This was the third time I've ridden at Pine Cliff, and once again I was impressed with both the horses and the scenery.
Even the short, one hour ride covers a lot of different kinds of terrain.
We trotted a bit on the flat areas...
and then headed up the mountain.