Riders: Circle 4 team (Self, Jones, Dusty and Karen)
Horses: Jack, Honor, Rooster and Jane
Notes: First IMO of the year and a training ride. Karen joined the circle four team. I found 3 markers without using bearing points. I may not be great at reading a map – but I do know the gal that set the plates and how she thinks. 🙂 Karen and Jane did super for their first IMO.
I can’t easily take pictures during the race so all we get is what we take back at camp.
Notes: We took our shooting horses out of the arena for a ride in the desert. J’Lo’s comfortable on the trail but Annie, karen’s horse – is not. Regardless – they both overcame their anxiety and made it back to the trailers unscathed. We found one geocache and set one. Which reminds me – I need to log them. :)Fun day with a good friend.
Notes: We celebrated Shade’s 10th birthday by going for a ride along the river. Shade had tons of fun playing in the water/mud. She sure doesn’t look like a 10 year old dog. She has slowed down some (haven’t we all) – but still romps around like a puppy sometimes.
We didn’t go too far. I like to put on at least 10 miles on a ride but the terrain here is pretty steep so I feel it makes up for the shorter distance. I needed to get back and work on my water line. I completely tore out the old and put in new lines to the house and a separate line for the stock and sprinklers. A section of the sprinkler pipe got tore up in the excavation. I’ve got everything back in place and am ready to re-seed the lawn. It will be nice when it’s done for sure. In the meantime – every muscle in my body feels the effects of being on the business end of a digging bar for two weeks.
I got a lot accomplished in one day and spending my break with my critters topped it off the best way possible.