Sunday, October 16, 2016

Some of our photos from the Foothills ride, courtesy of photographer David Honan.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Foothills of the Cascades

Since the Milwaukee ride was cancelled this year, we decided to head to the Foothills ride this weekend in Molalla. Craig and I had never been to this ride before, so it was great to try out a new place. The valley has such a vastly different "wet and green" environment, so it was really interesting to ride the trails on the other side of the state. I was happy with how Nettie handled the humidity, slick muddy footing, and also the rolling climbs up and down the mountain hills. It was a good ride.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Second ride went much better today.  I found out from the first ride that we need more prep work on the right side.  Left side is great, right side has the sticky holes.  We did some exercises moving the right shoulder in and bending it around out of the way, (instead of his normal wielding it as a snowplow and trying to bull into me with it).  It worked successfully and we had an uneventful ride both ways today.  Making progress...  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Took the first "official" ride on Ira today.  Wished that I could say it was uneventful, but it was a fairly froggy trip around the round pen.  I didn't come off, and he eventually did relax after a good amount of  reassurance.  I know what we're going to have to work a bit more on now, so this first experience was a good test.    

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Have I mentioned how much I love my horse?  Well..... I most definitely adore him.  "Mr. Awesome-Sauce" is amazing.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

My mom and I seen this lovely fellow out on our ride today.  =:)  He was very brave and didn't fly away when we passed by.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Okay, so this is my very first "attempt" at making some jewelry.  I'll keep this one for myself, because there are so many ungodly horrible mistakes in it.  It's my first fledgling venture at doing this, so I certainly can't expect perfection right out of the gate.  The skull marks and sand buffing will improve with time.  It's a starting point.