A few days ago when I was out trail riding, two older gentleman walking the trails asked me how the view was “up there”? Truth is the view from the back of a horse is always grand. It’s not something I ever get tired of seeing.
Depending on the day, it can be exhilarating, peaceful, soothing — and occasionally frustrating — but it’s always a view worth having. And it changes with the seasons, the time of day and the weather.
One of the things I like best about where I keep my horses is that the trail system is right over the bridge and beckons to me. When I used to board at a facility with an indoor, I spent too many years riding in circles, breathing arena dust and worrying about the symmetry of my figures. Now, we amble, march or cavort along woodland trails or through open fields, depending on our mood.
The photo to the left was taken just last week and already the view is different. We’ve had a dusting of snow and ice is creeping out from the edges of the pond. The horses are snorty and a bit spooky, their hooves crunch and squeak in the cold snow.
Saturday night more snow is in the forecast. I love riding in the snow so I hope it’s light, fluffy and inviting!