Friday, May 18, 2012

Good day sunshine!

Just look at her! My sissy with an Ear to Ear, after a 5 month delay for any activity, aside from P.T. .
 Pantz was pretty happy as well, this SUNSHINE day of getting out finally-and riding! 

 The banner day of riding back to health...after ACL replacement surgery. My sister got the A-Okay the day before- from the Dr.- to start riding her horse again. I wasted NO-TIME upon hearing that news to say, " I'm picking you up tomorrow, and we are going riding!"

I  hooked up the trailer, only for the second time this spring. It's been nice for like a week!! A whole week of sun, and it feels sooo good! 
I went earlier in the week also, solo with the mare. She was excellent too, getting right on the trailer after 5 months of staying put. I love my mare!!!

Though hot, we had the luxury of a shady forest ride, in Milo McIver State Park.

The mare was happy and calm on our solo day at the park. The heat is a relaxing sedative for her.

The park was full earlier in the week with folks that had been itching to get out on trails that were NOT muddy. McIver's trails are wonderfully kept up by our local chapter of "Oregon Equestrian Trailriders".
BUT...that said,  the 15 or so trailers in the parking lot, seen here from us up in the woods, I saw but 2 horses from afar, on the 9 mile ride I took.

Similarly, my sister and I had the Park to ourselves practically.

We were loving the cool sunshine and the mares loved the reunion. 

We took it very easy on my sister and Pantz for this first ride back to health. We walked the 9 miles of shady bliss in the woods. I decided to use my Tristan Stuuben dressage saddle. I pounded the point of width area of flocking, to an inch of its life...adding an inch and a half of shoulder room for my mare. It worked perfectly! And my wither palate is a clean slate again...after 8 months of healing massage and "Calm Coat"oil applications. Wa's withers that had been injured by the ill fitting ANSUR KONKLUSION saddle, with massive white hairs from pressure. All better! No More White hairs!

She and I had a lovely ride saddled. I loved being able to go into "two point" and "half seat" for walking the hills.

I had packed a home made lunch for our return... the mares and my sissy waited in the shady area.

The mares too, enjoyed a bite together!

How refreshed we all were to finally be together again riding!

I have much more to share, but wanted to share ALL GOOD NEWS this time!!



  1. omgosh you, kacy-power-girl, in stirrups. good to see. and the mares as best friends is a soul linement.

    keep this up and i'll be home sooner, you know.

    1. Send me a line, and let me know if I can take you out riding!

  2. Congrats to your Sister!!! So happy you and she got to ride together again.

  3. What a wonderful family reunion! So glad your sister is on the mend.

  4. Great news! So happy for your sister and you to be able to ride together again. Looks like the mares enjoyed their reunion too. Happy days are here again for the riding sisters!

    1. Thanks Arlene. Long time in coming, for sunshine and rides together!

  5. Oh happy day! You all look terrific! Love that woods.

  6. AWesome to hear you and your sister are back hitting the trails together and boy your Wa mare is looking a picture of health. Just BEAUTIFUL. !!!!

  7. Good to read you again! Great post.

  8. Glad you and your Sis are together riding again. Loved the pics of your ride.

  9. Great pictures from your ride. Your sister must be so happy to be back in the saddle. Looks like you all (horses included) had a blast!

  10. Oh KK! I am so glad to hear about the Ansur not being the answer! This is why I waited to make a commitment to one or not. I wanted to see how you felt over time.

    I am so glad you are getting out and about with your sister and riding! The mares look wonderful!

  11. It's always a pleasure for me to see your pictures. Horses and landscapes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Happy rides with sister and Wa mare's besty, Pantz. So good to see you all out in the sunshine and shade and smiles everywhere. Wa looks fabulous as usual and you do too! I love the photo of the girls tied as best friends onto their trailer. How wonderful that Wa loaded right up after 5 months. She is the best horsey ever! Enjoy!


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