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My Saturday ride

18 Sep

I hadn’t been to the barn in about two weeks with all the wedding festivities so yesterday was my first day back and wow did it feel good to get back in the saddle.  I’m feeling the soreness today though.  You forget how many muscles you use riding (even though many who do NOT ride, beg to differ).  Today my back, shoulders, thighs and more are feeling the burn.  Above is a mare from my barn who I rode yesterday.  I took her out on the trail first to just get out of the arena.  If you ride dressage you know how much time you spend in a dressage court and how nice it can be to get out sometimes.  I’m spending today lounging and recovering but I’ll be back in the saddle on Tuesday 🙂  I’ll try to take some more photos then of the horses.  They are the most beautiful animal, I just can’t get enough.

Riding off into the sunset?

15 Aug

People use the expression “riding off into the sunset” like it’s not a possibility but my Friday night at the barn was no ordinary ride.  Since I work all day, during the winter I never get to ride outside because the sun is already down by the time I get out to the barn.  Friday night however, the sun was still out when I got to the barn so I tacked up and headed down to our outdoor arena.  The sun started to set and I had to snap a photo because the sunset was so beautiful.  Here’s the photo that I got.

It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.  All animals were out enjoying the nice night.