|The whole group before we headed into the woods. |
Since I took the picture, only Golly's ear is showing
but he wanted to be included!
I am a bit of a time fanatic. When I say I will be ready at 1:00 pm, I am ready at 1:00 pm and expect other people who ride with me to be ready too. When I send out the emails letting people know I will be riding I give them a "butt in the saddle" time so they can plan accordingly based on how long it takes them to tack up and get their horse ready.
Today was one of those times.
I had it all planned out. I would get a load of hay from a neighboring farm and be able to leave so I would arrive at the park a half hour before the designated time. Didn't work out that way. I had reserved hay to last us until the first cutting of the year but when I got up into the loft, the only bales left were the ones that were nearly broke or already broke open. Not the easiest to load so by the time we got them in the truck, I was covered in hay and unloading them back at our barn took much longer than I anticipated since we needed to use wheelbarrows. (On another note... I need to find some hay to last us until June ... but I digress.)
So by the time I got to the park it was three minutes before the designated time. Luckily I had a sheet on Golly so the only in depth grooming required was his neck and head. With some quick grooming I was ready just 2 minutes late and honestly I am not sure anyone noticed I was late except for me.
The ride itself was great. A nice mix of people who got to know one another and their horses and I think some will ride together again even without my invite.
|Golly acting as a hitching post on the trail |
for his good friend Shiloh