Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trail Rides, Parties and Pony Rides

On Saturday, I joined Betsy and Zoe Lirakis for a back road/trail ride in Springfield, Vermont.  I HAD SO MUCH FUN! All three of us like to move right along, and move right along we did!  I was thrilled to ride Luna again, Betsy was on her favorite mount Keri, and Zoe rode Jane, who is turning out to be an awesome therapy horse.

We had been invited to a party across the road, so before we went too far, we stopped in to visit.  All the horses were super with the commotion, the pig roaster going, balloons waving in the wind, etc.  Amazing Curlies.

After the party visit (and a couple of giant horse poops - isn't that always the way?), we trotted out down the road.  Once in a while we would stop to give Keri a break to walk, but we trotted and cantered a lot.  Luna could trot really fast, and I was enjoying the posting because her gait is so even.  Her legs are like piston!.  Zoe was happy that Jane was doing so well learning to canter on the road and trail.
OYY Luna (she is Keri's daughter)  is a doll and a delight.  I love her steadiness and forwardness.  Once is a while she was a little racy, so I was in seventh heaven because I love that. :) What a perfect mount.  Obedient but not dull or boring in any way.

We shared a lot of laughter and saw a lot of Vermont countryside.  They took me up a winding woodsy trail at a trot and canter; WHAT A BLAST! Definitely a ride for the memory banks.  A big thank you to Betsy for that awesome ride and all the hospitality shown to me!  (and hopefully my Lab Cameo is bred to Betsy's Lab Nic) For the millionth time we said how much we wished we lived closer so that we could ride together more often.
Sunday brought the Hebron Community Baptist Church community fair for kids, and guess which church member supplied the horses for the pony rides? :)

AhD and Allie were amazing.


I roped my three younger kids to help.  Nicole did face painting (see the rendition of AhD on my cheek?), Zach is in the background manning the ice cream table, and Ian is there also by the table eating some ice cream.  ~Ian, the lactose intolerant one, yes, Ian~ .  Actually, he was in charge of helping me with the pony rides, and he was awesome at it.


AhD gives a ride to a butterfly

and a lion
I wore my Xquisit Curly Sporthorse shirt (which arrived as a COMPLETE surprise while I was at Betsy's), a gift from Lesly Goetz-Jentz to promote Curlies at our little fair.  When our pastor's daughter mentioned she was allergic (while I was giving her a "pony ride" on AhD), I told her all about Curlies, and Pastor Sharon told me later that her daughter was all excited about it and said Sharon had to get one.  :)

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely post Susan! I can picture you beaming ear to ear!! Sure sounds like a wonderful ride! So nice to share your boys (2 and 4 legged!) what a great day!

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  2. What a lovely post Susan! I can picture you beaming ear to ear!! Sure sounds like a wonderful ride! So nice to share your boys (2 and 4 legged!) what a great day!

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  3. What a blast! I wish I could have attended. It looks like it was so much fun.

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  4. That looks like so much fun and joy together. Great!

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  5. I have to admit, I really liked the horse painting on the cheek, that was neat, You have continually done a neat job with you horse,, You really do have a lot to be proud of

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