Friday, September 10, 2010

Belay My Last!!

Smokey and I won't be headed out this weekend. I just received a phone call that the great white hunters have struck camp, and are packing out today. Apparently the weather has been none too hospitable.

Bummer...

7 comments:

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

That is a bummer. We had plans last March to join a group of about 20 for a ride across about 3000 acres of ranch land up the road from us a few miles. We had torrential rains two days before the ride though and the ride got canceled. It turns out the sandy soil at the ranch is prone to quicksand. Still, it was bummer. But we loaded up and went to the trails at Lake Somerville instead. We live 9 miles from the trailhead, so it's not any trouble to haul over and the park has 23 miles of trails through some of the prettiest landscapes in central Texas. It wasn't the ride we planned, but at least the day wasn't a total loss.

Do you ever just ride out down the road, or do you live where you can safely do that? We're on a seldom traveled county road, sometimes blacktop, most times dirt. It may not be as exciting or scenic as some of the rides YOU'VE been on lately, but any ride is better than no ride, right?

: )

Buckskins Rule said...

We can ride out along the Puyallup River without having to trailer anywhere, although it's usually more of an ordeal than it's worth. Smokey knows that home is "back thataway", so it generally becomes a test of wills.

One of the aspects I was looking forward to this weekend was riding alone in the wilderness, which would have been a first for us. From the sounds of it, things are pretty wet and miserable up there right now.

I may just trailer to a local trail system, and go out for a day ride.

Buck said...

Bummer, indeed. But a day ride sounds good. I might just do the same thing, albeit on my steel horse. ;-)

Andy said...

What Buck said. In fact, that was almost EXACTLY what I was going to write.

Spooky...

Gordon said...

I know a lot more about horses since I started coming here. Or, at least one horse. They're a lot more complicated than it appears to the novice.

Buckskins Rule said...

Gordon: It's definitely more involved than it looks on TV! My goal is to never stop learning.

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