Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Bay Day And A Little Black And WhiteToo

As you can see today's post is not the Sunday Challenge which is "Halloween"maybe later today because we are going into town( I probably could grab a few shots)Anyhow this is a post I have been waiting for now for sometime. This is Jade out in the open -no fences - no round pen no restrictions....well maybe just one.....hopefully enough respect for one another that neither of us will get hurt. This is her first time out. It has taken a year for this event. She went to the trainer last November for a month's worth of starting....that took two month's and then when I was ready for my first ride the whole facility came down with some Super most of the winter we had sick horses, then really bad weather ....and then life took over blah....blah ...blah.... you all know what I mean. So Saturday was such a beautiful day - way to good to waste. I didn't want to go out on my own ( I don't think we are ready for that)so I asked Dave to go....I don't know about anybody else's guy but I gotta say it was like pulling teeth. I got every excuse he could come up with.... in the end though the good guy that he is came out and away we went. We loaded up the bays - the dogs and were gone.

Jade did well, she did everything I asked ....she was eager and willing...mostly ears up the whole time.It was just gorgeous, the sky was blue blue blue the scenery was great I'm so glad we didn't waste the day,there may not be many days this nice for awhile. Can you see that little patch of black and white.... (Kali)that was her first time out riding with the horses and she did very good.

Look at that happy face. I wasn't sure what to be ready for as Kali is quite shy of the horses and really stays her distance. She loved it out there. She came back everytime she was called, by the end of the ride she was falling in behind....I was relieved I thought I might be chasing her around or she might try running back to the truck....or just running away altogether.

This pic is Dave and his Bay Buster. Look at that blue sky, the combination makes for a nice picture.

Do you think they could have given me a shot with their ears up....not a chance.
Now there's an unflattering pic.......the horse looks great.......I think I was trying to get the kink out of my right cheek.....golden years my ###.

That's that. I have to say I was quite happy with the whole outing, everything went mishaps...what more could you ask for.


Shirley said...

Wow, what a great day! such a beautiful place to ride, and Jade looks like she is going to be a keeper- is that why Mattie is on your sale page?? You took a great photo of Dave there, nice big smile- looks like he was enjoying himself even if you did have to drag him out there.
Yay Kali, was there ever any doubt, really?

DayPhoto said...

What a beautiful day! The dogs, the hores, the company...where you live! WOW!


Crystal said...

She looks awesome and sounds like a good ride on a beautiful day! Kali is sure growing up, and looking good.

Ed said...

Great shots and post, thanks for taking us along..:-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful scenery..I always enjoy your views of the mountains! Kali looks like she did great..she is growing up! :)

Lori Skoog said...

Jade is beautiful! and so is that scenery. I especially love the last shot.

Of course you can come to dinner! Anytime!

Gail said...

I don't know which is more beautiful, the horses or the countryside.

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