Two Awesomest Little Trail Horses

Somewhere in the middle, it was just too much for Valiosa.

Like a suburb-mom OD’d on pompoms and paisley – she was done with it all.  Bolted down the hill almost killing us both among the rocks.

That was about as exciting as it got on our last trail ride with our friends Vivian and Orion.  The rest, a piece of cake, and she even went into a shallow part of Folsom lake without having a fit.

sterling point trail ride

Last week we trailered to PEC just to school, so that Orion, who is also only 5 could get a chance to see it before next month’s show.  No exciting fun pictures from that trip.  Really, how many shots of a horse tied to a trailer can you stand?

schooling rides with young horse
Valiosa, before schooling in Wilton

This trail ride was SO much better!  Thank you Vivian for a great day!!

trail riding at Folsom Lake

Sterling Point Staging area at Folsom Lake is great!

5 year old horses on trail
Awesome Orion. Because Mustang-Power!

Folsom Lake Outing

Gorgeous day with friends!

Lucky to have this crew along to the trails at Folsom Lake with Valiosa!  Here’s Christel, Nancy and Gandalf.

Christel and Nancy

Valiosa’s first “longish” trail ride – über professional with real borrowed saddle packs from Christel.  (Never mind we were embarking on less than 1 1/2 hour of trail/beach walking/prancing.)

Saddle bags

Gandalf, possibly more Up than Valiosa.  She only scattered out once, taking advantage of me bending down under low hanging branches.

This day SO did not suck.

Christel and Gandalf

Out in the clear, toward the lake.  That tiny sliver of blue, the partial left-over puddle of Folsom Lake.

Folsom Lake

We’re living in drought.  And with the hope of needed water this winter.

At Beals Point Staging Area
Hello?! Who emptied my hay net?

As for this young super-horse, she proved again she can go pretty much anywhere.

We do however have a new problem of tripping.  Some new stumbling in front.  Testing without bell boots tomorrow…  And talking to the farrier again soon.  Very soon.

Best news – temperatures will be in the 80’s (27 Celsius) the rest of this week!  Completely ignoring the 92 for Friday, things will be so incredibly energizing.  Finally!  Oh, the things we will do in cooler morning weather!

Envisioning teaching proper canter to Valiosa.  One can dream.