I got there about 10:30 and registration went till 12 so I unloaded and registered, got my hands of poker and then came out and saddled up. I had parked right beside a lady on a cute buckskin she was riding so I asked if I could tag along with them and they said sure. She came with a couple and thier Clyde and a cutter. We all left and it was just the 3 of us travelling together the whole ride. We saw about 4 cutters and a couple riders ahead of us and everyone else was being us.
(following the sleigh up a hill)
(a funny selfie)
(me in the middle)
(We got a poker stand lady to take this one of us all)
(and us 2 riders)
The snow was heavy and crusty and pretty deep in some places. I kept off the trail where I could see the stubble most of the trip but Jessie being herself worked harder than she needs to. One day she will relax but I can't complain at least shes trying :) I forgot to use my map my run to track it but somone said about 18kms. Pretty good ride through nice country. Its not to far from our north place so thats kinda cool.
Afterwards we came in and drew our last poker hands and they had a free hot dog and hot chocolate lunch with a Christmas tree burn. That was kinda cool but they didn't burn as fast I thought I think they were outside so the needles burnt fast but the trunks and branches were wet. Kinda cool job for the firefighters to do.
(a paint with a cutter)
(2 more riders)
(a nice team)
(awful pretty mules, hear they were good ones too)
(and always a gypsy somewhere)
(Jess was sweaty so she got a cooler as the wind came up as we got back)
(cool murals on the hall wall, kinda cool there's a cutter in there)
(and she deserved her goodies today,
while I got rid of her sweat marks and a lot of fur)
And before I left I exchanged numbers with the three people I met who are part of a trail riding group and the invited me along so I am following them on Facebook and the first ride is May 13. Gotta make a list of what I am doing this summer, its gonna be a full one :)
(really liking this app, only thing it doesn't have it a gps)
Oh and I finally talked to the stallion owner for Jess and he answered all my questions and I his and I just have to phone him in June when I wanna bring her down, easy peasy so far.