Yesterday Cartman, Dazzby and I took a friend, S., on her first horse ride in years.
We went up to Winlock and rode the trails for over two hours. It was great fun and S. seemed to have a good time, inspite of the one incident.
Dazzby and S. were in front and we took off for a little trot. As I watched Dazzby seemed to get faster and faster, she was pulling away from Cartman and I. She broke into a canter, I started to get concerned. I wasn't sure if S. was up for cantering or not!
Suddenly I saw S. get shaken loose a little, and thought "Uh oh, No." Just as quickly Dazzby came to a complete halt. C and I jogged up, I'd tried to stay back so as to not encourage a race.
S. and the saddle were perched way up on Dazzby's neck and wither. She had a big grin on her face. Whew. I told her to jump off and we re-adjusted the saddle. She said that everything was fine until she layed down on Dazzy's neck, apparently S. is a speed demon- who'd have known???
When Dazzby felt her get loose she put on the brakes. I swear this mare is priceless.
We continued on our ride, no harm done.
Obviously I have some work to do on saddle fitting the western saddle to Dazzby.
Later in the day Todd and I celebrated our Anniversary by attending the Kiss/Motley Crue concert in Ridgefield. It was AWESOME!!!!
Here are some photos from the day:
|these beauties are flagged for logging.|
|Tommy Lee plays upside down|
|Paul Stanley doesn't look his age- he must work out A Lot!|
|Paul flew through the air on a wire, and played mid crowd- on a platform.|
|I want these boots!!!!|
|They closed with I Wanna rock 'n roll all night!!|