It's been grey and rainy for more than a week, but this afternoon, the clouds parted and the sun came out in honor of Miz Scarlett's tenth birthday.Mary Jo and I decided to celebrate the occasion with a short trail ride. My mount was Scarlett's boyfriend, Santana.
We headed out...
but really, they do love each other!
All the rain has turned our usually dry trails into a lush, green paradise.
Neither horse could resist...
the lure of fresh spring grass.
Normally, we don't allow this sort of misbehavior, but today was Scarlett's birthday. She can eat if she wants to. Santana, too!
Although we stayed up high, we did check out the water levels in the river bottom.
This area used to be ride-able, but last year several beaver families moved in. Now it's become more of a lake than a creek.
Such a beautiful day for a ride!
When we got back, Santana and Scarlett shared a post ride carrot.
See? They really do love each other.
This was almost like the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp.
Happy birthday, Miz Scarlett. Here's to the next ten good years!