Thursday, June 2, 2005

a long, long ride

I left the house around 8 o'clock this morning, figuring I'd get my ride in before it turned too hot.  But I made a mistake I haven't made for quite some time:  I waited until I was getting sore and tired before turning back toward home.  So of course, I was almost unable to walk by the time I got home at 11 AM.  I find I can handle a two-hour ride very well, but anything longer really gets to my old bones.  Anyhow, I enjoyed the scenery on a road where I don't often ride.  When we got back, I cooled Blue off with the garden hose, and he seemed to appreciate that.  Cliff and the neighbor boys got another 56 bales of hay put in the barn while I was riding, so they were tired too. 

8 comments:

joolsinwa said...

very nice indeed!
~ Julie~ http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

madcobug said...

Don't know if I am right or not but I have always been told not to turn a cold water hose on a hot sweaty animal. I do know that we once had two boar hogs that were fighting and one was worn out and hot & I turned the water hose on it to cool it off & it collapsed right in front of my eyes and he was gone immediately. Thought you might want to see if you can check that out. I would hate for that to happen to Blue. I don't mean to sound bossy or anything. Helen

ryanagi said...

I love the fence/gate for that new house! I wish I could see the house too. It's so pretty. I'd love to have something like that set around my property (if I had any). LOL

tendernoggle said...

Mosie, you amaze me girl! I don't see how in the world you ride those horses like you do! I would not be able to get my leg over one! lol
Carlene

domesticatedchic said...

What great pictures.. love them! Nice scenery too! :) Melaney

csandhollow said...

I hope you enjoyed a good hot soak after that

fitzzer said...

Love your pics. Esp. the view from horseback. The little ears sticking up are way too cute! :)
~ Lori

bookncoffee said...

I enjoyed your pics.  It seems so nice to be out in the countryside.