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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In praise of the perfect trail pony

Our first horse-camping trip of the year has come and gone. It was practically perfect . . . after a bad scare on the way there when our truck overheated. Turned out the radiator had a leak and had run dry. We added fluid and limped to a town with a NAPA store where we could get some copper leak-fix, and that did the trick.

With that behind us, we could enjoy our favorite location, a good turn-out of like-minded friends, beautiful wildflowers, and glorious weather. I got to ride all three days, and Lance was such a good boy! In the past he has acted unhappy about going down hills, and would often stop unbidden going up hills; this time he motored along happily, and handled whatever we encountered with grace.
It was good to see him relax in camp, too. :-)


Theresa said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! Lance sure looks like he was enjoying just chilling with his own buddy in a special place. Hope the truck is an easy cheap fix.

Mary said...

Lucky you to be able to go horse camping. Lance looks totally chilled.