Friday, August 7, 2015

Ride On


I took the Team out for a ride near Waco, where the Colonel has a squadron of Arabians. They were a little tricky to catch at first but came around soon enough to the lure of feed in a bucket.



It was good to be back in the saddle again and the kids had a fine time galloping about. I took the youngest on a short trail ride through some woods on the acreage, where we saw a snake eat a mouse.



In the meanwhile, the eldest charged about and managed to jump over a pile of brush. Stay on the horse, I thought, and sure enough he did.



After a couple of hours we took the horses back to the barn and hosed them down. They liked that, and no wonder, it was pushing 109 degrees. 



Great fun and big thanks to Mr. and Mrs. E. I've resolved to ride more often, good for mind, body and spirit.

Your Beacon of Tolerance,

LSP

6 comments:

jenny said...

Sounds like the youngest members of the DLC ride far better than I do! Glad y'all had a good time. Staying in the saddle always helps! :)

LL said...

I didn't see sabers either in or out of scabbards on those saddles. Neither did I see DLC saddle blankets. The project that I spoke about on the phone is moving forward and I should know something definitive in about two weeks - which should underwrite the purchase of appropriate tack for the DLC Troop.

LSP said...

They're not bad, Jenny, given the amount of time they've been able to ride. I wish they had riding friends in Calgary...

LSP said...

There was a grievous lack of proper kit, LL. Hope that project comes through!

Brighid said...

Look'n good there guys! Nothing like a good ride to blow out the cobwebs, and soothe the soul.

Mattexian said...

Call me Sancho, but I think I'd rather have a good burro for the trail.