R LAZY S RANCH – DAY 2.
After a rousing game of Kickball last night after dinner, Hubby was too keyed up to sleep very well last night. So, he slept in and missed breakfast.
However, being the dutiful wife, I asked the kitchen to make him ‘everything’ and I’d take it back to our cabin – which I did.
Happily, Hubby had a wonderful ranch breakfast in bed.
I slept very well and prayed for sunshine. The HorseGods either didn’t hear me or had more important miracles to accomplish this morning.
So, it is raining – again.
I’m sad that Hubby isn’t having the weather-glorious experience that I had last year… it was perfect.
But, he says he doesn’t mind and that it is beautiful here no matter what the weather.
Today I am going to go on the morning half day ride.
I picked the ‘trotting’ ride because I am still gobstruck that Dove has such an amazing trot. I can sit it comfortably. Awesome! So, I’m trotting.
I figured a half day ride would be better than an all day ride – since it is raining. However, there are several going on an all day ride into a ‘never before seen on horseback’ part of the park. That should be cool!
As I write this right now, I have a half hour to prepare for the ride. I am going to dress in layers.
I will tell you about it when I return – however, at this moment, I just heard thunder so they may cancel all rides – lightening is bad.
THE MORNING RIDE IN PICTURES
THE AFTERNOON RIDE – RAINNNNNNNN and THUNDER!
Hubby joined me on the afternoon ride. All was pretty wonderful – what’s not to like, eh?
But, we did run into a pack of pack mules who scared my little mare. We also walked THROUGH a huge herd of elk cows and their babies. A few of them ran away but most just stood like statues – like a Hartford advertisement. BEAUTIFUL.
Towards the end of our glorious ride, the skies opened up once again and we were drenched. Luckily, we were fairly close to the ranch when the thunder and lightening started. Of course, we made it back in one, happy and sore piece!