|My first ride on the not-yet-mine handsome prince; September 2013|
We got some rain, so this week I've been able to school in our arena again, after two weeks of road rides. Lance is also breathing normally this week, throwing a lot of suspicion on airborne pollens. Last Saturday we went out as a family, my guys on their bicycles and me on Lance. Lance was breathing hard after I lead him the short distance (uphill) from the barn to the house, and needed rest breaks on our ride around the hill. I was glad Rick got to see just how affected Lance was; he agreed that something was wrong. So when I indicated I was going down to ride in our now rain-watered arena Tuesday evening, Rick came down with his stethoscope to investigate further – but there was nothing to investigate. Lance's breathing was normal.
Anyway, I'm going to take a lesson with Julie again Sunday, along with Kate. It's supposed to heat up dramatically by the end of the weekend, so we are going to ride in the morning. Then I'll likely be back to road-riding until the next rain comes, whenever that is.
The following Sunday our Christian trail-riding club (and anyone who wants to join us to get the group rate; email me!) is meeting at Perrydale Trails. Kate is coming, so we'll have great fun together. We might even bug off to the beach the afternoon before, after I get home from church. My guys will both be out of town; while the men are away, the girls will play!