Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ready for the trail 2/19/10

Augustus and I had lots of fun on Friday. We spent the day trying out our new riding arena and playing with some obstacles. The weather was unfortunately cloudy and slightly cooler than Thursday, but cooperated with us. We are definitely ready for the trail. :) After we untacked, Sharil and Iceman joined us on a nice relaxing walk through the Mesquites to unwind.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Perfect Day for a Trail Ride

Thursday was just too cool (as in awesome). It was perfect weather...sunny and in the 70's. Sharil and I decided to tack up our boys, Borrego and Sawyer, and enjoy a nice ride. Just as we were about to head out, Augustus starting calling out to us and had that "look" on his face like he was begging to come along. So, I grabbed him, haltered him, and took him along for the journey. Gus had such a great time out on trail jumping bushes, running through washes, and exploring. You could almost see an ear to ear grin on his face the whole time :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Augustus and Iceman

Well, the only thing that has been consistent lately is mud, more mud, and more mud from where the other mud came from, haha. The rains have finally stopped and now we just have to wait for everything to dry up. The weather has warmed up into the 60's and it feels like spring is creeping up on us. Before too long, all of our temporary swamps, ponds, and lakes at the ranch will be gone and we can all go about business as usual. I am definitely looking forward to getting back into the groove with some riding..and giving my boys a much needed bath.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday 2/4/10

Augustus and I had an amazing day in the saddle. Gus is really going to make a great trail horse. We accomplished lots of directional work, trotting, loping, Round Pen, Arena, exploring the ranch, and a couple of bucks later I finally dismounted. :) After all that, Gus spent the rest of the afternoon with Sawyer and Iceman in the turnout, enjoying the soft, sandy area while soaking up the sun and the 60 degree weather. My buddy, Dave, snapped an awesome picture of one of our ranch sunsets the other day, so I included that for your enjoyment as well.

It was a perfect day at the ranch.