To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Monday, August 29, 2016

So much for summer!

My son started high school today – boy, does that sound strange! And with the start of school comes the unofficial stop of summer. Sigh; my summer whizzed by without a beach ride or a Perrydale Trails outing, and only one lesson with Julie. Just getting out on a short trail ride has been hard enough to squeeze in; I managed ONE ride last week. But as always, I'm thankful for each one.

Today's ride was wonderful. We went down through the woods, taking a path down to a little frog pond. It's been quite awhile since we've been there; the last time it was muddy and slick. This time the footing was solid, and a mown trail continued past the pond and connected to a path I haven't ridden in years because it had become overgrown, making a nice, little loop.

Cooler weather has arrived and we even have a decent chance of some rain on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to schooling in the arena along with our wooded excursions. It's not too late for more lessons from Julie, a beach ride, and maybe even a Perrydale Trails outing!


emma said...

So long summer! Personally I'm quite ready for fall haha. Tho those trails do look mighty wonderful!

Theresa said...

A lovely trail and such a pretty boy to ride down there. I'm not going to miss summer one bit.

Michelle said...

Don't misunderstand me, Emma and Theresa; summer is my LEAST favorite season. But with Brian working for his dad, I DID expect to fit in more off-the-hill excursions with my mustang man and that just didn't happen. Not sure if fitting anything in during the school year is going to work; we'll see how the dust settles. It's been a hectic start!

Mary said...

Pretty ride! I cannot wait for cooler weather.