Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Trail ride to me.

Tomorrow the 12th is my 41st birthday. I'm so depressed and angry about it, it's just seems unreal.
SO what better cure than to go on a long trail ride with your barn frens.. This is MAD MARE FACE. Everyone was loping in the front field and she really wanted to join in. My endurance saddle is NOT made for that so we stayed behind. Poor Sis.. :(
This is the Sandy River Christmas tree farm. There were 8 of us girls today, the more the merrier !
I had to get a picture of the rest of the pack behind us!

You can see the ranch where Sis lives waaaaaaaaaay down there. The views were incredible. Boy howdy it was cold, I wore all polyester and was still freezing. Thank goodness I remembered my gloves !

The vistas were amazing, we could almost see clear to the beach!

I made Star be in front, in back, in the middle, she has to learn that she can be in any spot and must still behave. She was getting up into another horses junk, and I just knew she was going to get clocked right in the noggin, but she lucked out. We were out almost three hours and it seemed like maybe an hour, time flies when you are having such a good time.

This is the Barn Owners assistant Erica and the Filly Amore. They were doing some water training. Star went in but not until her mare frens went first. I really hate not having a brave horse. I do have to say my other mare Blu was MUCH more brave. Even though she was a naughty bucker at times, she did and went where I asked.

All of us standing around waiting for Erica to get wet. : ) It was so much fun and we all hope we can all get together soon and do it again before the weather gets too nasty and muddy outside.

Please come and join us next time if you live locally. It was a total blast !


Linda said...

What a great way to spend your birthday! I WISH I was 41 again;-)

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Glad you had a great birthday ride

Heather said...

It looks like you guys had such a blast..You'll have to take Gracie and I out there! When ever the weather let's us..and I grow a pair.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Happy Birthday JP! I'm glad that you were able to go out and do one of your favorite thing, too. How lucky you are to have so many nice riding buddies.


Mrs Mom said...

Happy Biiiirthday tooo youuuu! Haappppyyy BIIIIIIRRRTHHHHHDAAAYYYYYYYYYY

(Yep, that has the bloodhound next door howling along singing too...)

Have an awesome day there girl, and your trail ride looks like it ROCKED!!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Looks like you all had a fun time! Happy Birthday to you! 41 is not even old!! Enjoy your year!!

strivingforsavvy said...

Looks like loads of fun! Happy birthday!

Paige said...

happy birthday sister!

jennifer said...

Lady, you make 41 look GOOD. So don't get mad!

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. The trail ride looks fun. Do you wear a helmet?

Jocelyn said...

Linda; Thanks I wish I was 31 again.

Jack: Someday you will join us !

BBFF: Hurry up and grow a pair.

Lisa: I love my mare frens !

Mrs Mom: Love me a singing bloodhound :)

Val: 41 is incredibly old and depressing, but thanks for the birthday wishes .

SFS: Thank you !

Paige: Thanks sister.. Cant wait to hear about the trailer debacle

JEnnifer: I ALWAYS always wear a helmet. NOt in the arena schooling, but if we even take a hoof outside I wear one. I had a bad accident and has never been without my helmet since!