OK so Hubby and I are cozy in bed at noon… with the fire going and our clothes drying by any heat source possible. (We are at the fabulous R Lazy S Ranch this week!)
Yes, we wore slickers/rain gear. Yes, we knew it would be raining… yes, we are soaked!
But, we are so happy! It was a great ride! Our Wrangler was very adventurous (while keeping us safe) and had us racing through single tracks in the forest – to keep us as dry as possible – and we loped through non-dusty fields (since the rain dampened the soils) and we trotted and grinned the rest of the way. We felt like real Wyoming horsemen. Wet, sassy and wild.
I love my horse, Cash. He is so chill. He’s also very tall. So, when we go through water (the Snake River), I can pull up my legs and stay dry. His lope is very long, so we can keep a slow, even canter while everyone else is working much harder. And his trot is awesome. Of course, there are many great horses here… lots of different horse personalities for all the different human personalities who ride here.
Anyway, after our morning ride… which was supposed to be a breakfast ride but it was too wet to eat outside… we came in for our fabulous breakfast! Yum! They make the best food! I think it is the little flavor twists in everything that make it so good. My fruit salad was fresh and lovely and had something sprinkled on it – I still cannot identify the flavor (mint?) but it was awesomely fresh tasting. Yesterday, I had a beet salad that had apple and gorgonzola cheese. Perfect. Those little touches make everything so special.
OK, anyway again, so this morning’s ride was also supposed to be the ‘photo’ ride. You are supposed to wear your ‘photo’ outfit, kinda like school picture day. Because of this, I was in my shorter rain jacket instead of my bright yellow, huge, rain slicker. And, because of my choice here, I ended up getting DRENCHED. Which is fine… when I was still on my warm horse. But after I got off… oyyyiyiiiii, it was cold! My gloves you could wring out.
But, there are lots of fires everywhere (good ones) and we are now snuggled in our bed, under a Pendleton blanket, in front of our churning wood stove.
Here are some pics. I forgot my phone so I didn’t take any pics during the ride which is a shame because it was glorious.
HERE WE GO!