My good friend Allegra and her horse-crazy daughter came to visit this weekend. I love getting kids and horses together.
Allegra and I went out on a trail ride and I assumed my good horses would be good even though it was windy and cool out. You know what they say about assuming things...
So Allegra rode Tonka all the way back. He was so good! I've never had anyone else ride him out on the trail. Don't their ponytails look so nice together?
Boots or shoes... That's the subject of some people's photo posts today. But it reminded me I should ask you all about your riding boots or shoes. I need a new pair one of these days and I don't like any of the ones I've had. I have Ariat Starbaby boots but they are super uncomfortable (hard soles, heel too high). I have Ariat Terrains (more of a hiking shoe with a riding heel) but they don't last long. I've had Blundstone boots as well but that's more of an English boot and I won't wear anything that laces on tightly.
What I want is a riding boot that I'd be comfortable wearing and walking in all day long, with a heel that isn't too high, that is waterproof and will last a couple years before having to be replaced. Oh, and it has to be as cheap as possible. I think I might be stuck with Ariats again, but my sister said I should try the Justin Gypsy boots. Do any of you have any recommendations?
Yesterday when I was wearing my loosely tied Ariat Terrain boots I came off of Cisco in a rather clumsy emergency dismount. I ended up with one shoe on for some reason. It was kind of funny after the fact. I know it didn't get hung up in my stirrup because it was on the foot that I swung over his butt. Who knows what pulled it off... I also have a bruise on the back of that ankle and I don't know how that happened either. I do know why my hip is bruised and my other hip road-rashed, and I must have caught my arm somewhere on the saddle because it's got a big swollen and very colorful bruise.