Thursday, September 26, 2013

With the days getting shorter, it's harder to get in weekday riding after work. So that leaves the weekend warrior rides on Sundays for John and I.

Autumn's cool temperatures are finally killing off the bugs with a few hardy mosquitoes hanging on to their last warm days. We used the headnets on Sunday to keep those pesky guys off our ponies' ears. Rolex is still taking a break while she grows more hoof. That leaves our Ruffy to accompany Harley through the wilds. She's come a long way from last winter when in a frantic moment, she dropped John in the woods, and headed for home with Harley in tow, and me dusting off my britches (and clutching my chest with a cracked sternum). She still gets a little upset when there is no designated trail and she has to bushwack. I took the lead with Harley, trying to pick the clearest way while moving steadily so she wouldn't panic and bolt. She made it, although she was happy to get out into the open.

This is a cool spot in the remains of an old quarry. I suspect it would be a great home for porcupines.

Out on the road to North Point, John snapped a picture of Harley. Of course, he's thinking of heading home and already pointed in that direction! But as you can see from the big smile on my face, I'm laughing at the silly bugger! I'm thankful just to still have him after last month's colic scare.

Ruffy, putting on her best begging face, wheedles some carrots from John. She knows what a soft spot he has for her sweet face!


  1. Love the last photo-so sweet!!

  2. OH these photos are all soooo good! Kissing muzzles and handsome Harley and carrot nose wiggling Ruffy! You guys are very lucky to have such gorgeous horses!!!!

  3. Those fly bonnets look so dazzlingly charming! How do you keep them so clean? And what is that giant quarry wall??? That is so amazing. It would be just my luck to ride by and have a massive snake come slithering out. I would shriek and frighten my mare!!!!! I always appreciate the love that oozes from your photographs. It brightens my day.


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