Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful spring day, and my kids surprised me by asking to go riding with me. Fortunately, I had three quiet horses at my disposal...
|Photo by Kristina Sommer|
and headed out!
|photo by Ryan Buxton|
We went to the creek crossing...
rode through it and circled back.
Ryan isn't normally a confident rider, but he looked happy and relaxed on Santana's back.
Chino requires a little more direction than Santana, but he's comfortably within James' skill set.
Unfortunately, the ride home wasn't quite as smooth as the ride out. Santana, who has been on and off gimpy most of this year, was suddenly and completely sound. He unleashed his big horse walk and nobody could keep up.
Goodbye, Ryan and Santana!
It was nice knowing you.
Meanwhile, Chino decided to walk home really slowly...
and made frequent unauthorized forays into the tall spring grass.
This was extremely frustrating for James.
One child happy.
One child sad.
Eventually, Santana slowed down a little...
and Chino stopped being such a pill.
We rode back into Kenlyn together--tired, hot and, in my case at least, happy. It may not have been a perfect ride, but it felt perfect to me.
|Looks perfect, too|