My colleague snapped the following shots of us on her phone, as there are so rarely any photos of me on horseback I had to share them.
Apologies for the state of me...I'm not usually camera friendly and was really hoping I wouldn't be in these shots!
Argh the state of me!
Water crossing at the start of our hack
The rest of the photos taken on our way home @ the same water crossing
Kika bravely leading the way in, she is such a water horse - loves splashing about as much as I do! Match made in water-loving heaven we are!
If it wasn't for me looking like a sack, I like the horses in this one!
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How fun and nice of you!ReplyDelete
Thanks L, it was good fun and nice to be able to help out a horsemad youngster like i used to be. :DDelete
What a pretty place! I like how the horses are all geared-up to protect them from the bugs but you guys are riding with exposed arms...ReplyDelete
Lol, never thought about that, but bare arms for us it's easy for us to swat away flies but horsies without rugs are more exposed and sensitive. The flies were so bad before we went on holidays that it used to drive them demented hacking.Delete
The rugs have been a godsend although i think thankfully the flies are disappearing ahead of colder weather returning - although i still want the sunshine to stay!
Fun! You have beautiful trails.ReplyDelete
We are blessed with the forestry we can hack in and the yard I board at in general - they have me spoiled with the facilities available to us. I hope I never have to leave!Delete
I know I always comment on this but I love all of your fly gear!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Karley, I'd be lost without it, so i love it too! :DDelete
What a good girl Nancy is. What a nice trail to hack, I wish we had some place like that near by.ReplyDelete
Thanks KK, she was a doll. Had another good uni friend of mine who used to ride when she was younger out for a spin the day before and Nancy threw an almighty buck when a briar snagged in her tail, so I was very glad she didn't have any similar reactions when my colleague and her daughter were about!Delete
What a gorgeous setting for those pictures!! Love all of the fly gear - they look like jousting horses!ReplyDelete
Thanks K, I always think we must be an odd sight when we often meet people pic-nicking at that crossing - now I know exactly what we look like...you're right, I call them my knight horses when we are all kitted out! LOL!Delete
Wouldya go way, there's nothing wrong with the state of you!!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos, I love gettings pics of me & the horsies out an about too
Aw thanks hun, so rare to get pics of myself on horseback. As I've mentioned before there often isn't anyone around on the ground to snap us, :pDelete
Aaaah, you're just too cute! Thanks.ReplyDelete
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These photos are awesome! Seems to be a lot of fun. Oh, I wanna do this again with my horse! Swimming with horses is so much fun.
I'm really enjoying your blog! :)ReplyDelete
I really am jealous of all of your awesome trail riding areas... you get to go through the coolest scenery!ReplyDelete
I see a lot of people ride here in flymasks, but never full fly gear! Your bugs must be even worse than ours. I just stock up on a lot of fly spray. :)ReplyDelete