Afternoon Ride   2 comments

For months, it’s been too hot to ride in the afternoon.  Today, I tried it for the first time this fall.  It was great.

Kitty and I followed Peaches’ plumy tail — and muddy paws — east along the trail.

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The dried grasses were a wonderful golden hue.

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We can’t escape signs of the drought, though.  This old cottonwood had lost several large branches lately, doubtless due to drought stress and wind.

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If you look closely, you can see Xena examining the left-most branch.  I’m glad we weren’t around when it fell.  It’s nature’s way of pruning, though, and inevitable.

We didn’t stay out long, but it was very promising for future rides.  It won’t be long before it’ll be pretty chilly for riding in the morning.

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Posted October 27, 2015 by stablewoman in Dogs, Horses, Riding

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2 responses to “Afternoon Ride

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  1. Looks like fun! Does Peaches always know the way to go?

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