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

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Over the hills and through the woods

What a wonderful ride we had today! Rain threatened, but held off until we got back, put up our horses, and went to the covered arena for a potluck picnic and meeting of the Chehalem Mountain Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society. My husband and son even came along for the ride and picnic, so it couldn't have been any better. All three of our horses worked up a sweat going up and down the hills, but we took it easy and weren't out much more than an hour. Sigh; it was just perfect.

(That's poison oak, easy to see - and avoid - in its autumnal colors.)


cheyenne jones said...

Now that looks like a nice ride! I`m so happy we dont have poison stuff here.

Anonymous said...

What a great ride, and great shots of your area. Gotta take advantage of what's left of the decent weather. (Listening to the rain pouring down at the moment.)

Anonymous said...

PS, working in the yard on Saturday Ed almost grabbed to pull out, with his bare hands, what he thought was a sprouting oak. I caught sight of the shiny leaves just in time. They hadn't started turning yet. Made my skin itch just thinking about the terrible rash I got over 30 years ago.