We passed another group of riders from Kenlyn on the way out.
Linda had a double knee replacement last winter. It's so good to see her in the saddle again.
Stetson really wanted to go back to the barn with that group, but Janet was able to persuade him to keep going.
After all, we had something new and exciting to explore!
The city of Aurora is extending Sixth Avenue right through our open space. Construction has just begun, but the trail is still open to riders via a narrow, fenced detour.
Today was the first time any of us had ridden through the detour.
All three horses handled it just fine.
I suspect it might be different when construction is actually happening, but that's why we chose to do this on a Sunday.
At the end of the first detour, we found a CAT.
Of course, this meant we all had to take pictures with it.
Big horse, bigger CAT.
Cutest pony, almost small enough to fit in the scoop.
Then we passed through a second detour...and popped out at Eagle's Nest.
It's so gorgeous here.
Of course, we had to take more photos.
It's hard to believe this set of photos was taken just a few minutes from the others, but that's urban trail riding in a nutshell. For every gorgeous landscape there's a junkyard, an outhouse or a CAT!
We cooled down in the stream...
I love this shot...
then headed back.
We passed through the detours...
and continued on to the barn.
I really am trying not to overwhelm this space with ride photos, but some rides are just too good not to share. This was one of them. Tomorrow, I promise, I'll have something model related.