2 WRANGLERS AND ME… (the BEST way to ride!)






First off, before I tell you about my day, I wanted to tell you about the BEST pair of jods/pants/riding tights EVER.  I got them just before I came on this trip!

NO AFFILIATION.  I’M JUST SAYIN’ – LOVED MY NEW TIGHTS!

Goode Rider Full Seat Designer Seamless Tights (no affiliation).   Comfy Spanx for riders!  I’ve worn many riding pants… and these were SO COMFORTABLE, I may never wear anything else again.  I’m sure I will wear them again tomorrow.  I felt like I was wearing air.  AWESOME.  They were just the right weight, I wasn’t hot or cold, they had no seams to bunch, they stayed in place, had very complementary contours (like Spanx for riding) and the sticky part was perfect without having the leather heat or bulge.

I have a bunch of other riding tights, but these win.  Hands down.  Good job, Goode Rider!

You can purchase them from Riding Warehouse through this link. (No affiliation other than the Riding Warehouse benefits the Bucket Fund.)

Very, very happy.

Here is a pic of me wearing them in ‘dark pewter’ (almost olive greeny grey) and then some better shots from the Goode Rider website.

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This is my leg… I love the contouring of the material. Like Spanx for riding!  Amazingly comfortable, attractive and secure! Goode Rider full seat tights!

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I actually used that little pocket to hold my phone under my shirt. But it is really only big enough for keys or a chapstick. The sticky seat part is very subtle, but it does the job well!

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This is a good shot of how they work. I love these. I would like a few pair and only wear these unless it gets really cold. I was super comfy all day!

OK, ONWARD – MY DAY!!  FIRST, THE BREAKFAST RIDE!

The morning started out with a lovely breakfast ride.  Petunia was quite pokey and slow so I spent a bit of time concerned over her.  (As a testament to the R Lazy S wranglers, when I voiced my concern, they pulled her from the string and tested her feet, shoes and legs.  Yay!  She was fine.  She probably just didn’t sleep well.)

Here are some pics from the Breakfast ride:

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A lovely Ranch breakfast…

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There was a photog there and this photo is of the kids here during this week. We all took photos while he was taking photos.

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Then the photographer asked all the kids to ‘jump’!

LUNCHTIME… I spent time with the horses

I love to watch the horses… so at lunch time, I walked over to the corrals.

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The resident mini donks!

A new gate.

A new gate.  (The background looks fake, doesn’t it?)

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Fence construction.  (That is Freckles on the approach…)

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Interesting.

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Freckles came over to me… I know his name was ‘Freckles’ because his halter said so…

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Closer…

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He came right up to me and we chatted.

Some of the horses whose work was done for the day...

Some of the horses whose work was done for the day… All fat and happy.

This mare came right over to me and sniffed my neck as I was taking a photo of the other horses. So, I took her photo, too! These horses are happy!

This mare came right over to me and sniffed my neck as I was taking a photo of the other horses. So, I took her photo, too! These horses are happy!

I DON’T KNOW WHY BUT I HAD THE INCREDIBLE GOOD FORTUNE TO RIDE ALONE WITH 2 WRANGLERS AFTER LUNCH!!  MY PRIVATE WYOMING.

Sometimes, Lady Luck spills her drink on you and sometimes she twirls you around the dance floor.  Today, I got the Dancing with the Stars version!

I have no idea how the ‘wranglers to guests’ are chosen, but I ended up being the only person who wanted to go on a ‘trotting’ ride after lunch.  So, while all the other guests either walked or loped, I got to have a private tour of the Park with 2 of my own wranglers.

It was glorious and epic.

We trotted and trotted and went wherever we wanted and for longer than usual.  I took a ton of photos and languished in the beauty.  I was drunk with awe-inspiring scenery on horseback.

It. was. the. best.  (so far).  Here are pics.

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The other riders look so small… gives perspective.

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That is ‘Rob’ the Wrangler. He was in front. “Charlie” was behind me. LOOK at this valley!

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Gorgeous

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Could you imagine living in this house?!

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Another gorgeous meadow…

And another.  The entire afternoon ride was a spectacle of Mother Nature at her best.

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After my ride, I sat on a swing and waited for Hubby to come in from his ride. Seems like a backdrop and not a real place.

This is me, sitting in the swing waiting for Hubby. Gloves off, helmet off, PEACE. Loved the day!

This is me, sitting in the swing waiting for Hubby. Gloves off, helmet off, PEACE. Loved the day!

 



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