Thursday, May 18, 2023 – A Second Good Ride at Salamonie River SF

Hey Darlin’!
Had a great night sleep, though I was feeling a little guilty. The weather forecast yesterday morning said the low would be about 49 degrees, but I checked it again just before going to bed and it dropped to 41! I probably should have put the blankets on the horses, but it was so later, I decided to forgo it. They seemed fine in the morning, though, so I guess they have their summer coats mostly in now. After chores and breakfast I saddled up Apollo, since he needed some exercise, and we headed out on the trails, a bit late, but so what? We were out about 20 minutes when I heard whinnying, and I thought maybe Flash had escaped the pen (I still don’t have a working fence charger), so I headed back, only to find he was quite happily in the pen. Such respect for the flimsy fence! I put some boots on Apollo, as the gravel was bothering him, and we headed out again, completing my original trail, but with the added trip, of course! We ended up doing 6.3 miles, more than I planned but he did fine. A lot of it was on flat ground, but we did run into a few hills, which was good for him, he hasn’t done anything particularly challenging lately, and he seemed to enjoy it. Got back to camp, there were several day riders and another camper that came in while we were gone. I put the horses out to graze for a bit, moved their pen over to the next hitching rail so they wouldn’t overgraze, then settled down for the evening. Watched a fun movie with Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear, and a couple of Big Valleys, but now it’s time for shower and bed! There’s rain in the forecast for the afternoon, and my friend Mike Shaw is supposed to be coming up in the morning to ride with me, so it will be nice to have company. Despite the chilly morning, it turned into an absolutely gorgeous day, another day of fine living! Good night, babe! Love you!

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