Saturday, May 26, 2012

Owyhee Fandango Day 2: 50 Miles for Jose!

Saturday May 26 2012

Jose and I had another awesome 50 mile ride on Day 2 of the Owyhee Fandango. It was gray and wet and dreary and chilly - just the kind of weather I love. So sue me! The second loop was getting pretty mucky and slippery though, I didn't love the mud. But the horses did great.

I'm pointing out our Bates Creek eagle nest.

Amanda's shooting this from Breve's back.

In Hart Creek.

Amanda thought she'd be nice to her horse and walk on foot up this slick-snot muddy-clay-y hill... and she about couldn't walk for the 6 inches of mud/clay stuck to the bottom of her boots. I told her to lift her foot up so I could get a good picture, but she couldn't lift it up any higher than this!

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  1. That mud looks sticky! Drier footing would have been nice, but glad you enjoyed the rain.

    Jose's trot looks fabulous in that picture.

  2. Glad you enjoyed your ride!

  3. Everyone, horse and rider, are so in shape. My hats are off to you and you have so much fun!

  4. That's some amazingly sticky mud. Glad you guys had a fun time.

  5. We call that gumbo mud. Glad you had a good ride though.