Saturday, September 24, 2016

More Summer 2016 Rides

She is turning into a great trail horse.

Half Moon Lake, Wyoming.  This was a really rugged ride to get to this point on the lake.
Half Moon Lake trail.
Mule Shoe Trail, North Fork, Utah





Mt. McDougal, Wyoming-- first trail ride in just a halter.
Mt. McDougal, Wyoming

Stream crossing on the Mt. McDougal trail

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer 2016 Rides



North Fork, June 1, 2016...First ride with boots.  The trail was extremely rocky in places.
North Fork, June 1, 2016..

North Fork, June 1, 2016..


Friday, April 1, 2016

Antelope Ride With Amberle!


Amberle "fell in Love" with her on this ride.  What a sweet, willing, sensitive horse!  Too bad Mountain horses aren't more popular out west.  I think they would be if people only knew about their fantastic dispositions and gaits.  They are bred to be comfortable, sensible trail horses.




Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lake Point--Bates Canyon Ride

Another milestone!  Longest ride yet at 10.5 miles and 1400 feet elevation change. Snow, mud, water, slippery trail,  rocks, brush, gates, hillsides,and A BIG GROUP OF OTHER HORSES. She did super and didn't appear to even get tired, but was mostly mellow and calm.  There were a couple of incidents where other horses cantered and she wanted to join in.






Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bothwell Utah Ride

Longest ride yet, 6.88 miles--but on level ground, mostly soft.  She did a super job!  Laid back, controllable and didn't pay much attention to the high energy of the other horses.






Monday, March 21, 2016

Antelope Island Ride, March 11

On March 11 we took Zamba and Shrek and rode part of the Mountain View Trail.  Zamba did quite well. Didn't seem too phased by the bison we encountered.





Sunday, March 6, 2016

First Rides


March 2, 2016 in the round pen
March 4, 2016, in the neighbor's small pasture.

March 5, 2016, on the Bonneville Shoreline trail near One Horse Canyon

March 5 on the Canal Road
After three outings, we are pleased with her progress.  She handled the canal road with it's hard surface and gravel very well even though barefoot.  She seems to love going up a mountain and moving out on the trail.  Energetic, but controllable.