I am still welcome to ride with J, however that part of my life has come to a close. I still chat with J from time to time, but I haven't been to her farm in months.
Last Sunday, I went out riding with my mom and Gidget. I rode Lady Jane again; my mom rode her horse Lady and Gidget rode her good gelding, Stormy.
I have such an absolute blast cruising the trails on those fast gaited Fox Trotters! They can really boogie down, let me tell you!!!! My mom's heavier Grade/Quarter Horse does have to chug along at a pretty good rate to keep up.
Heading home from our ride, my mom and I switched horses. Having never have ridden a gaited horse before, I could tell she enjoyed it very much. We both agree, though, that we would miss are good ole' fashioned trottin' horses too much to hop on the gaited band wagon just yet. My mom proposed that I get a gaited horse so we can switch back and forth, but my heart is still set in Morgandom, so a Morgan, someday, I shall have!
Also, after riding Lady Jane (the Fox Trotter) and sitting in the TUCKER saddle she comes with, my mom has bid on this bad boy (Tucker High Plains)! It is like pure saddle heaven. If you sit in one, you'll be hard pressed to get back into a plain ole' raw hide seated western saddle for trail riding purposes! My butt has been spoiled rotton, I tell you!
Anyway, I suppose I've rattled on enough! On to the pictures :)
Getting ready, pre ride! Like my awesome velvet helmet?
These are the same trails my mom rode when she was a girl; the same trails I rode with my mom as a child...
Lady Bird and Stormy - in love.
Blasphemy! Texting in the presence of a horse...I had to tend to my husband and child for a moment!
Here I am on Lady Bird (the trottin' horse). Don't mind my awful chair seat...ugh!
Lady Jane and Stormy! Tired after their ride!
Doesn't Lady Jane look an awful lot like Gypsy the Morgan? It's almost uncanny.