Literally so, the mare is trying to tell me that she'd rather go the other way!!
I could not resist her innocent face as she stared back towards the normal trail homeward last Sunny -Sunday. I had started out with a raincoat on...but it became too hot to wear as hand walked with the mare, so in ditched it in a tree...we had to go back that way , for me to retrieve it!
Yes, we have has at least one more day of the brighter, somewhat warmer stuff. Last weekend was full of some riding and some horse management stuff. We had the fecal testing done and all the stable's horses were at the low shed -200 mark. So the vet recomended our wormer and the owner administred it that morning Sunday. I don't ride much at the worming time, just hand walk or light in hand.
OF course, it turned out to be "the sunny day" of the week! Things are finally looking colorful, weeds and flowers alike! They don't really show up in the dark grey days we have had.
I came out to the stable knowing I was going to go on a "mare/walk", a nice Grass eating quest. But, I decided to bareback saddle her and maybe sit on her as we went from destination to destination..it was barely riding. She was elated to find me actually passive about when and where she dipped her head to the grounds, for the delightful greens.
Okay, I just sold my Mecate' reins to a blogger friend Jane but now, I miss "one" aspect of them..the length. I love to allow the mare to munch occasionally, on a period of break during a ride. But all my favorite reins are too short for me to relax...I have to almost lean forward to keep ahold of them, while she has her head down. So, I am on the hunt for some rope reins, with clips, that are longer.
Here is something cool~I have a NEW RIDING PARTNER- He is British, he rides WITH ME, though he has no horse. He has greatly encouraged me, in my pursuit of loosing weight.....
I ran out of card room on my camera's sd card or I would have gotten more of him talking to me. He had me Hooting it up in the woods last Sunday! I laughed loudly so, as I figured out his accent and that he was cheering me on! "HOORAH!" He'll say, after telling me our speed.
He lives in a free "Application" I downloaded to my phone called, "CARDIO TRAINER"...he speaks to us as we ride and tracks us on GPS and COUNTY MAPS-mileage-location-calories burned and yes...speed...listen to him...
It is quite a small clip so turn up the sound or you'll miss him!
The mare wondered where the Brit dude was...he talks to us about every 2 minutes saying how far we've gone and how long we've been riding..then of course, the "Speed--- per hour-Hoorah!"
My stable mate uses him as well, to cheer her and her Big Skye horse on, as they ride !
Funny too, when you stop the process and save your data..it tells you in a food item, how many calories you've burnt. Ha, I earned a STRAWBERRY...that's like when I tested it out and walked from one end of the barn to the other. Our Sunny Sunday walk/munch time out was a whole AVOCADO ride! Usually, we ride a 5 banana ride.(4.5 mi)
(notice...we are traveling in the back in pic above??!!)
I have begun to see a different mare of late..it is kinda neat-o!
So we munched along in the sunshine day, the mare and me...seeing new sights for our trails..this one had taken the overflow of a nearby pond!
The tranquil grazing location below, we stayed in for some time...and my Brit riding partner says then, "workout paused".
"Workout resumed" , and we strode home..head bobbing up and down for the clumps!
There is so much to tell you all and I have had- no time- to sit and log the accounts of any of it, till today. So as to not make this too long, I will be "Looking back" for the next day or two to catch you up on some exciting times and also some amazing findings in the life and times of two mares, Pantz and Washashe along with a years anniversary creation and Freyda wishes some blog time too!
Happiest of Eastertides to you, my dear friends!