I’m actually combining our last two days … Friday was hot and sunny, Saturday was rainy and stormy!
Yesterday, we had the most fun doing Team Penning! Hubby and I had never done anything remotely like this – and we had a blast!
It is amazing how competitive the adults became… ;)
I was given a new horse named ‘Bucky’ because he was a buckskin, of course. Anyway, Bucky was an old hand at cows which made my 3 rounds of Team Penning SO. MUCH. FUN!!! I can see how people get hooked on this game.
To be honest, some of the most fun we had was watching the totally conditioned brown cows – a set of 2 – who walked themselves into the pen. It was hysterical. I swear! And if the teams were too slow at getting the 3rd cow, they’d lay down in place, waiting. We laughed the whole time! Kids and Adults were grinning from ear to ear. Loved it!
Our actual Team Penning photos are not ready yet (there was a professional photographer to capture action shots), but I do have some from my camera that I need to show you.
RIDING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE!
Saturday, the last day of our visit, was rainy and stormy. But, unless there is lightening, the wranglers wrangle! It wasn’t thundering and lightening at 9:30 when our ride went out, do Hubby and I joined up with two wranglers who took us out on a glorious ride.
However… after about 45 minutes, the thunder and lightening started, so we turned around. Rob, our main wrangler for this ride, is a young/fun/super enthusiastic wrangler who adores his horse. I loved listening to him sing… and praise his horse. So sweet.
My slicker was a bit short, so my knees were soaked, but otherwise all was good. And it wasn’t freezing cold… just rainy. The rain made everything glisten and pop in the sunny/rainy/c;oudy light. God’s country.
When the morning ride was over, Hubby made a fire in our cabin so we could dry off. Wonderful.
I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THE R LAZY S RANCH!
I do wear a helmet… just not on picture day and not when it is pouring down rain – only because my helmet
isn’t waterproof. But, I recommend a helmet always.
I love your blog and became a follower today! You are my inspiration so I hope to learn gads of things from you.
R Lazy S Ranch is a slice of paradise and I am trying to take that Wyoming state of mind back with me as I re-enter reality.
Weather can really change fast! My visit begins next Sunday. I have noticed that you don’t wear your riding helmet? Did you change your mind. I know the first time you went you wore it. I’m not going to canter, but haven’t purchased a helmet yet. Last time I wore a hat ( of course) but am pondering a helmet. Since I don’t ride much at all, what is a reasonable amount to spend if you could suggest an amount. (Talk about procrastination, right?) I’ve known since January, I was coming up on my week!
Hope you are almost home or on your way home .