Monday, July 13, 2015

Horse Ride for Vanessa's Birthday

I can't even remember how it came up, but Vanessa mentioned that she would love to go on a horse ride with us. Her birthday was on Friday, so we told her we would take her on Saturday. 

That morning, it was stormy, but we didn't want to cancel on her, so we just kept an eye on the weather. I had another activity I went to, so we decided we would see what the weather was like after I finished that. 

We couldn't go to Josh's favorite place, because the road was too muddy. But he found a spot just as beautiful near Moon Lake. 

As you can see, we had beautiful blue sky!


I hadn't been with Josh on the horses for over a year, so I was excited to go also.

But not near as excited as Vanessa was. She has loved horses ever since she was little, but has never really had a chance to pursue that passion.

I told Josh I didn't want to be too saddle sore the next day, so we didn't plan to go far. But then it started to rain and our ride was cut even shorter. By the time we got back to the truck, we were soaked clear through.

Our ride ended with a beautiful rainbow. Unfortunately, my camera got wet in my pocket and wouldn't turn on. By the time I got my phone out of the truck, the rainbow was gone. But I still had to take a picture of the storm cloud that caught us unaware. (I did put my camera in a bag of rice and it was fine the next day.)

It was a fun day and hopefully we can go again soon, but without the rain.

1 comment:

Mali said...

Fantastic! I always wanted to ride when I was growing up - but my parents weren't keen. (My father had spent his life with horses, and didn't want them any more! On his first day of school (back in the 1930s), he rode the horse, and his father rode his bike, to take him to school for the first time.)

I've kind of resigned myself to the fact that now I'll never ride. So I'll ride vicariously through you!