I didn't ride at all in April. I didn't go to the barn, didn't touch a horse.
It was a long month.
Although I am still mostly staying home, May has brought a return to riding.
I've been going to the barn twice a week, splitting my time between Lucy...
It's not as much as I'd like, but it's so much better than nothing.
Yesterday was a Stealth day. Diana and I rode on the trails west of the barn. We rode along the creek, through the fields and under the bridges.
Along the way, we crossed paths with several wild animals, including this little snake.
He was stretched out across the trail when we spotted him. The horses were nonplussed, but the the snake doubled back over himself and quickly slid away. That's how most of our horse/snake trail interactions go.
Today's prompt for the May Shelter & Share Photo Challenge was "Trail ride." Inspired by yesterday's ride, I set up a small scale horse/snake encounter.
This was an easy one, but I am quite pleased with the result. It's been fun showcasing so many of my "favorite" models over the last two months. Thank you, Kirsten and Sarah for the fun distraction!