Our last day at the R LAZY S RANCH: War Paint and Rain!






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.

This is lovely Luna... she has the most wonderful lope and those amazing floppy ears.

This is lovely Luna… she has the most wonderful lope and those amazing floppy ears.

Hubby's team of three Team Penning people got really serious - face paint and all!  (This is Paul applying the team colors to Hubby.)

Hubby’s team of three Team Penning people got really serious – face paint and all!  This is Paul applying the team colors to Hubby.  Hubby said he was more into military colors and would bring camo paint next year.  (Paul is an elementary school principal so the primary colors were right up his alley.)

This is Paul - the leader of the face painting squad.  He is an elementary school principal so he was good with the painting.

This is Paul – the leader of the face painting squad. He is an elementary school principal so he was good with the painting.

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.

Part of the group, getting ready to go out in the rain.

Part of the group, getting ready to go out in the rain.  I’m back on Lovey Dovey, the mustang with the incredible trot.

 

This is our small group heading out.  Wrangler Rob in the very front.  Wrangler Emily on Petunia in the yellow slicker.  Hubby is next on Rose.

This is our small group heading out. Wrangler Rob in the very front. Wrangler Emily on Petunia in the yellow slicker. Hubby is next on Rose.

Here we are, heading out the gate into Grand Teton National Park.

Here we are, heading out the gate into Grand Teton National Park.

Of course, I forgot to take any photos as we trotting and splashed in the rain.  It was wonderful... but then the thunder and lightening started, so we headed back.

Of course, I forgot to take any photos as we trotting and splashed in the rain. It was wonderful… but then the thunder and lightening started, so we headed back.

Lovey Dovey

Lovey Dovey  “Little Human, what are you doing now?!”

Everyone returned...

Everyone returned… spectacular light on the mountains.

Dovey and Dawn, wet and cold selfie!

Dovey and Dawn, wet and cold selfie!  I’m wet and she’s wild!

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE THE R LAZY S RANCH!

 

 

 



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4 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    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.

  2. Paul M LaBelle

    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.

  3. Delrene

    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 .

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