On Saturday there was a Hospice Benefit Ride down near Denise. A mutual friend has a benefit ride every year about this time and this year she chose to support Hospice. There were 33 riders, I'm told, after everybody signed up! The weather was sunny and just the right temperature of 65 degrees. At noon we were told "All aboard" and off we went!
I realized very quickly that Corky was on high alert! This has happened before on the trail and I'm never sure what triggers it, but he seemed to notice everything in sight; big rocks, mud puddles, shadows, just everything. After about 1/2 mile we needed to cross the road and the lines on the road were freshly painted white and yellow. Everyone laughed as Corky literally danced sideways looking at the lines and me urging him to cross them. This is the same horse that last weekend did the keyhole race and didn't think anything of the lines placed in the arena. Go figure! As we went farther down the trail we ran across quite a few mud puddles and he was avoiding them like the plague, so I was turning him around making him walk through them. Well, as you can see from the video, he surprised me!
I don't know if you caught it, but I think our next endeavor will be sporting, like eventing! Haha! Corky's form looks good, but mine has much to be desired, but then again I wasn't expecting that! And who would have guessed that Kathy would have been filming right at that second! I swear sometimes she knows what the horses are going to do before they do!
As we continued down the trail the group came to a halt at a T in the road. Where do we go? Our fierceless leader Karen was at the back of the group and we needed to wait for her. There was also a truck that came right at this time from the left and I'm sure they were quite surprised to see all these riders standing around in the woods. Karen came and directed us to the right and we were on our way again!
|There's Laura Kibler for those of you that know her. Once again, we had 3 Curlies on the ride!|
|That's our dinner!|