Today my friend Melissa and I loaded up Soxy and Tonka and headed to Spokane to go for a trail ride with the Inland Empire Mustang Horse Club. We had so much fun! The ride was a bit much for miss Soxy and unfortunately we held everyone up a bit. I hope they didn't mind too much. Melissa was very impressed with all the sedate, well behaved mustangs, and also impressed with the fact that not one person was fighting with their horse today. She wondered if maybe mustang people just have to be better horsemen because they don't just buy their trained horse and get on and ride. I think there's probably some truth to that. Also, it's just a good bunch of people. :)
I didn't take my camera because John had it, so you'll have to check Lea's blog for pictures. I'm sure she'll be posting some within the next day or so. I can't wait to see them!
Let's see, I feel that I must have more detailed things to tell you... Tonka did well with the bikes and joggers and cars and dogs and even a cross-country skiier (on wheels). The first couple bikes were scary, then he just needed to watch them closely. He tried pinning his ears at Pepper and he got in BIG trouble for that. Other than that he did pretty well in the middle of a big group of horses on the road, fairly tightly spaced. Great day for both of us. And Melissa said we look like we fit each other, which made me very happy. I love my horse.
The scariest thing on the trail today: a rock. A big one, granted, but it was a rock. And I'm pretty sure I didn't hear it making any threatening remarks. Maybe it smelled scary. My horse is weird.