Terry came around noon, lugging tons of clothes, saying, “I didn’t know what to wear!” So, I showed her what I was wearing, and from that she picked out her wardrobe. She very smartly had her husband Bob lug her saddle. My husband was nowhere in sight. Shucks! Bob and Terry are Allie’s ‘real’ owners. Every so often we have the opportunity to ride together, and this morning when I asked her to ride, her responding text was this – “YES!!!” We chatted while saddling up our two boys. Didder was very nosy about Terry and smelled her all over in case she had treats. Both boys were very happy about getting out. Isn’t it just so nice when your horses like to get out on a beautiful day, too?
As soon as I swung into the saddle, I called my friend Kate and reported that we were leaving the dooryard, so that she could meet us on the road. Didder was quite excited, and I swear he knew we were headed out to meet Jax.
|Hebron Center Road|
|Jax up ahead|
Allie coming up behind
We took a break to enjoy the views and commemorate the occasion with a timed photo. As usual when I set the camera down on a tree branch, Ah-D thought the camera just might be a treat and I had to keep him from nosing it off of the apple tree.
|Look at the view behind us three amigos!|
|Mount Washington is right over Ah-D's right ear|
|Two buds, Jax and Ah-D|
The sky was so clear that we could see all the way to Mount Washington in New Hampshire. We spied the clock tower of Hebron Academy nestled in the valley so we could judge how far we had come. We gazed at Streaked Mountain and talked about how we would like to make it all the way there next summer.
|Looking at Streaked|
|Passing the apple orchard (one of the many) on the way home|
At three hours, this was Terry’s longest ride ever. She drives her horses, and I ride mine, and we are hoping to mix that up a little come summer. I am really looking forward to it! But in the meantime, I sure am enjoying these fabulous late winter taste of spring days, riding my handsome Curly pony that I love so much.
|could it be my husband is warming up to my Curly???|
|Terry talking to her husband Bob about the ride|