Wednesday, May 7, 2014

pretty and random

Sometimes a week just needs pretty. And maybe some random funny too.

Took a little non-horse trip to the lower American River on a perfect fluffy cloud day.

wild yellow iris

curious canada goose

peeking goose, got any more sandwich?
gold-rush era dredged river rocks

The fields of lupine are still glowing, though slowly fading in the growing heat.

look out over purple fields

The lake is rising, and is now in a fun place to splash around. Major plows right in, as deep as I let him.

I did a ride with Major barefoot again, down on the sand. I tried not to be totally paranoid about every rock I saw. Didn't really work, but he did fine.

Ahhh! Rocks! Ok, don't panic.

We need to do a few more rides. Someone's girth is a little tight after three weeks off and free choice hay.

I was able to do up one more notch. I am NOT buying a larger girth!

There is a super cute herd of goats doing landscaping maintenance where I work. How fun to walk out for a break and check out the goats. Some do not seem to be pulling their weight!
laying down on the job

goats everywhere!

In the hair cut place (it's not really a salon if it only costs $8, right?) I flipped through an Esquire magazine. "84 Things A Man Should Do Before He Dies." Number 54: Ride a horse. Full Tilt. Across a field. First thing that came to mind: not very safe, the fields have holes and things. Maybe if you walk across it first. And have good brakes because Major would be wild if you let him do that. Two: I've done that (not an open field, an open trail).

New meaning to "food truck."

Major is quality control

This is how Spring should be. This is excellent.

handsome poser



  1. Did you get a new green bridle? I'm so used ot seeing major in orange. The pic with the sky and the Canada Goose is absolutely stunning. (and I agree with you, galloping across a field seems....unwise. Give me a nice free of vegetation trail any day. LOL)

    1. No new bridle. I've had that same one for years. I have orange and black reins, and all other accessories orange, but I can't justify replacing a perfectly good bridle because it's the "wrong" color. I really want to though! Damn biothane is just going to last forever!

  2. LOL at the girth photo. Suck it in, Major! What a gorgeous day. :)