Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 of the Distance Derby Browville Loop

Haily and I went over to Brownville my plan was to ride the Cooper Road. But when we got there the wind was bad and it was cold. So I decided to ride her into town first visit Vicki then go over to Amelia's. Turned out to be a great horse eating monster day as there were lots of them in town with the wind blowing. The worst was an American Flag up on a pole. Since I could not send her up the pole to sniff it all I could do was to have to stand quietly by it. Hoping this is what Kim would have done. It did take a bit and it was making lots of crazy noises between the flag itself and the rope hitting the pole. She did finally figure out she was not going to get to leave the monster until she relaxed. Then a little farther and it was a horse eating manhole cover. We circled it rather nicely just wish that is what I was asking for :) She finally put her nose down a sniffed it and off we went to Vicki's. Of course i turned up the wrong road and had to back track as it was a dead end. Then finally made it up to Vicki's but did not want to ride up on her porch so I am not sure if she was home or not. Then off to Amelia's and man did I mess up I went to the end of mains street thinking I would be at her road instead I was at the 67 intersection. So it was either go all the way back down or go down Highway 136. I had a good shoulder so decided on the later. Haily as usual did great even with the traffic flying by. We came to a farm road so I decided to take that. It was a neat way to go but we ran into a fence so we went through the timber following deer trails it was very challenging but as usual Haily did great and we ended back up on 136 close to Amelia's road. When we got to Amelia's she was not home either so we headed back to the trailer and came home.

Short Ride at Waubonsie Alone

Had plans to ride with the Amigos but they both canceled so I decided to go up and ride at Waubonsie alone. Ridding alone is a big step for me in my confidence building, especially when I have not ridden Haily in over 6 weeks and it is windy and cool two things that can even make the best horse a little goofy. But not my awesome Haily she did great we went around the campground for a little then did the very short loop out of camp. There were some horses in the corral at the far end of the campground and that did not even make her goofy. The trails were a little greasier than I thought they would be but once you got in the timber they were nice and dry. so we then took off on the side trail and did my favorite loop. I was having issues with the saddle pad coming out the back and the wind was really picking up so I decided to call it a day.