First off, before I tell you about my day, I wanted to tell you about the BEST pair of jods/pants/riding tights EVER. I got them just before I came on this trip!
NO AFFILIATION. I’M JUST SAYIN’ – LOVED MY NEW TIGHTS!
Goode Rider Full Seat Designer Seamless Tights (no affiliation). Comfy Spanx for riders! I’ve worn many riding pants… and these were SO COMFORTABLE, I may never wear anything else again. I’m sure I will wear them again tomorrow. I felt like I was wearing air. AWESOME. They were just the right weight, I wasn’t hot or cold, they had no seams to bunch, they stayed in place, had very complementary contours (like Spanx for riding) and the sticky part was perfect without having the leather heat or bulge.
I have a bunch of other riding tights, but these win. Hands down. Good job, Goode Rider!
You can purchase them from Riding Warehouse through this link. (No affiliation other than the Riding Warehouse benefits the Bucket Fund.)
Very, very happy.
Here is a pic of me wearing them in ‘dark pewter’ (almost olive greeny grey) and then some better shots from the Goode Rider website.
OK, ONWARD – MY DAY!! FIRST, THE BREAKFAST RIDE!
The morning started out with a lovely breakfast ride. Petunia was quite pokey and slow so I spent a bit of time concerned over her. (As a testament to the R Lazy S wranglers, when I voiced my concern, they pulled her from the string and tested her feet, shoes and legs. Yay! She was fine. She probably just didn’t sleep well.)
Here are some pics from the Breakfast ride:
LUNCHTIME… I spent time with the horses
I love to watch the horses… so at lunch time, I walked over to the corrals.
I DON’T KNOW WHY BUT I HAD THE INCREDIBLE GOOD FORTUNE TO RIDE ALONE WITH 2 WRANGLERS AFTER LUNCH!! MY PRIVATE WYOMING.
Sometimes, Lady Luck spills her drink on you and sometimes she twirls you around the dance floor. Today, I got the Dancing with the Stars version!
I have no idea how the ‘wranglers to guests’ are chosen, but I ended up being the only person who wanted to go on a ‘trotting’ ride after lunch. So, while all the other guests either walked or loped, I got to have a private tour of the Park with 2 of my own wranglers.
It was glorious and epic.
We trotted and trotted and went wherever we wanted and for longer than usual. I took a ton of photos and languished in the beauty. I was drunk with awe-inspiring scenery on horseback.
It. was. the. best. (so far). Here are pics.