Saturday, May 09, 2009

Trail ride weather

It was a beautiful day out there yesterday, and even though we got a late start, we headed out anyway.

And I am so glad we did.

First off, getting the trailer out was good because there were 5 (five!) small wasp nests inside--one wasp each--and would have surely been larger wasp nests in a few more weeks. Steve took care of them quite handily, though, and we were on our way.

We went to a familiar spot--Shiloh Regional Park--and the horses seemed to recognize it.

Bar handled everything tossed at him--being separated from Lena (only briefly), little kids, other horses, Lena flirting with the other horses, and even Lena spooking at terrifying logs. He was much calmer and more responsive to me, and I think a lot of that has to do with the work I've been doing with him, so that feels pretty good.

Lena had the amusing prize of the day when she decided to try to cut geese. Yes, geese. She went into the flock looking a lot like she wanted to separate one of them from the others. We figured that counted as harassing the wildlife, though, and didn't let her get too carried away.

Sorry my picture isn't so great. I got the lighting and the camera setting not quite right. Oh, well. It was still a glorious day and a really great trail ride.

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