I’m at the most beautiful place in Wyoming – The R Lazy S Ranch. Yesterday, since I had time and the internet is now so strong here… I decided to upgrade my IOS before writing my blogpost. Well, that didn’t go so well. I lost all of my shortcuts for some reason and couldn’t remember any of my passwords on my portable computer. I tried and tried… but just couldn’t manage to reach far enough into my bag of tricks to use some other tactics at my disposal – so I just went to sleep without writing yesterdays blogpost.
However, today I arose at 5:45 am, with a fresh brain, and figured out how to get onto the dashboard. So, Yay! I love it when technical issues go away.
DAY 3 – LOPING MY NEW HORSE OUT ON THE TRAILS
My new horse, Jazzy, is alert, attentive, engaged and wonderful. Today I had my loping test, but like me, she doesn’t especially like cantering in an arena, so she didn’t. The wrangler and I figured she’d be fine in the open range, which she was. Totally tractable and easy to handle. I will say, I am so not used to any canter other than my Morgans – so I’m not as versed in other says of going. Today, I’m shortening my stirrups.
Her trot is easy so we might do that to start today and move into the canter with my newfound shorter stirrups.
Alas, the scenery! I really come here for the scenery viewed atop wonderful mounts. That’s my whole goal. And every day I achieve that. GLORIOUS.
Here are photos… (Thank you again, Adam). We crossed a lot of water today and I didn’t take ONE photo. I will do better today!
DAY 4 – TROTTING IN GOD’S COUNTRY
Today, I asked to trot in the shaded and most beautiful single track area called, Cara’s. I love Caras… It is so pretty that no photo shows its glory. Forest, sounds, smells, little creatures, elk, deer, wild flowers, logs… so much to consider and wonder about. I didn’t take many photos, again.