Monday, April 06, 2009

Glorious Sunday Ride

Hi Friends,

Putting the wraps on a wonderful weekend with my amazing wife that was highlighted by a fun horseback ride.

We took off towards Washoe Lake Equestrian Park about 12:30 or 1:00 on Sunday just wanting to get out of the house and getting to know Brenda's new horse, Dually. So we saddled up and headed out the gate ... and came back 4 hours later.

Brenda wanted to take the horses down by the Lake this trip so we headed there first. Both Pete and Dually were wonderful and seemed to really enjoy the new sights and sounds. They also got a chance to interact with other horses and a bunch of kids that were enjoying Washoe Lake.

After about 2 miles Brenda decided to take off towards the Southern part of the park and see what was down there. We explored the Eastern shoreline and amazing views of the mountains as well as taking time to explore the equestrian part of the park (picnic area, water troughs, arena and such). The we headed back towards home to try to catch up on all the things we were supposed to do instead of riding.

Total time was about 4 hours and we covered about 12 to 15 miles. It was wonderful and I am pretty sure it was just what Brenda wanted on this day. We got back home to feed the horses and ourselves and I am sure all of us were equally worn out.

Looking forward already to next weekend.