Today was the day I was going to clean out the horse trailer.
But I didn't.
First I fiddled at home making sure my new water backpack was ready to go.
It was advertised on Facebook for runners-light weight, lots of pockets and a waist belt and chest clip to keep it all secure. Everything was great except the mouthpiece on the Water tube. I couldn't get a drop out of it without blowing my brains out. So I grabbed my camelback bladder and stuck it in.
Finally-out to the barn/trailer. Grabbed Nevel's halter and walked down to the pasture. He came galloping up when I called....hhhmmmm wonder if he would do that if I got dumped out in the woods?
It took me forever to saddle up-This was 1230 and I couldn't get my body to move! Besides, S and I had to discuss the RAT issue at the barn...its like the RATS are some kind of monster animal...dragging off carrots and apples and small CATS! ok...not cats...but....I've heard that the head count is now at 20 and still more.
Nevel was his usual ornery self when I tried to mount from the mounting block. But when I do get on him he manages to stand stock still!
Off we went to the staging area-then hung a left. I need some new scenery and less rocks.
The scenery was a tad different. Definitely less rocks-but Nevel is pretty certain that Mossy one is gonna eat him!
The trail was damp from recent rains and a good breeze kept us cool in the shade.
Next-The little bridge. I don't think I have ridden this way in at least 2 years.
Nevel trotted right on across and didn't give it a second thought. GOOD BOY!
Long Bar and then Horseshoe Bar
We did some trotting today and finally got a canter for half a mile on the way home.
He has such a lovely canter, I could ride it all day...if only...Awesome 70 degrees and a 5 mile ride.