Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pictures from today's ride

After months and months of almost no riding, I've ridden three different horses in the last week alone. One was Santana, of course...
and another was Mary Jo's lovely, Miz Scarlett.
The third was a bit of a blast from the past. I rode Gunner occasionally for a couple years, but I hadn't seen him since he left on Kenlyn in 2017. Last week his owner reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in riding him again. I couldn't say yes fast enough!
So today I drove east to Watkins. I passed the barn where I used to ride Trillium...
and continued on to J Bar 4 Ranch.
I'm pleased to report that Gunner is every bit as cute and personable as I'd remembered...
and the amenities at J Bar 4 Ranch are well worth the drive.
We're both out of shape and the air quality was terrible so today's ride was short. Still, it was pretty awesome.
It's been a long time since I've ridden a schooled dressage horse in a really nice ring. This was such a pleasure!
After our ride, I spent a little time exploring the property.
I checked in with the other Kenlyn alumnae, Layla...
and Toby. 
I also identified a few horses that need to be photographed more fully.
Oh, I need so many pictures of this one!
This was a good day. I am so happy to have renewed my relationship with Gunner.
And that's not all. There's another new horse in the mix. I'll tell you all about him tomorrow or Saturday.

1 comment: