Friday, November 18, 2022 – Long Recon Ride on Flash

Hey Babe,
A nice cool night last night, slept like a baby again! Laid in a bit reading as well, finally got moving after 8:00, got the horses fed, then got waylaid with some computer work I hadn’t planned on doing, then just as I was going to fetch Flash, James arrived and we spent a few minutes together. Finally got Flash saddled and on the trail, though it was nearly noon! We did about 11 miles, and found that at least 65 to 75 percent of the trails still had water on them, and even the drier sections were soft and muddy. I’m recommending that we DON’T try to mow next week even though I was hoping to do it for the Thanksgiving crowd. I did put a bunch of temporary clothespin markers out to help keep people on track in those sections where mowing is the only way to see where the trails are, so hopefully no one will get seriously lost. They’ll also help the mowers stay on the trail when the time comes. Got back to camp before 4:00, Flash was in a frisky mood with the cooler weather, and we cantered and largoed a lot today, whenever we were on the road, which was a lot. Lola enjoyed herself as well, and will no doubt sleep tonight, which will be great, as she’s been very restless and has woken me up several times the last few nights. Chatted with some campers for a bit, non-equestrians, but they had dogs and I suggested they might want to use a paddock for a play date. They were here when that rider got lost last spring, so that set us off on a chat about the new trail markers. Finally got back to the trailer, proceeded to settle down for the evening. Planning on getting to bed extra early, have an early morning tomorrow, so good night, sweetie! Love you!

Speak Your Mind