This past Saturday a friend of mine came over to spend the day. It was great to do some 'catching up' on each others lives. She's a farm girl from way back, and she loved seeing our hens and the chicken palace that Mr. Wonderful built. She is an animal lover too, of course, and we planned to take the horses out for a little trail ride.
It's great to have a loaner horse that has been around a few blocks - makes a beginner feel at ease with no fear of broken bones! Sandra had few reservations about standing behind this one and brushing her tail - - but click on the picture to enlarge, and look at the expression on her face! It's quite comical! A true "Kodak Moment"!After a short lesson on the workings of the steering and braking mechanisms, we were off to ride the road to the trails. There was plenty to talk about, and plenty more to see riding the State Land about a mile from my house.We must have been out for at least an hour, but what a great way to spend the day, sharing a favorite activity with a good friend! We grilled hot-dogs for lunch to have with potato salad and chips - and PLENTY of iced tea! The day was sure hot, but we were blessed with cool breezes, beautiful scenery, and NO SNAKES! I was sorry when the time came for her to leave...the day ended all too soon for me. But because of the quiet patience of her mount, Sandra may be back to ride with me again!