Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saturday At The Lake

A very kind person offered to trailer Ms Bridget over for part of weekend Backcountry Horsemen event yesterday. We're so spoiled! I jumped at the chance for a last minute mini trip, although it was a little stressful trying to get organized on such short notice. Bridget trailered just fine, then we spent a bit of time getting used to the sights and sounds of the grounds where the camp out was held. I had to unexpectedly face some fears when I was unaccountably nervous, then realized the last time I had ridden in that arena was when I had a bit of a bad fall from Ginger. Silly brain. All was good, though and Bridget was a star. In order to keep things interesting we went for a ride up to the lake with some good friends in the afternoon. Bridget was excellent all day. She was a little worried about riding with so many horses and was a little impatient about standing now and then or venturing to close to horses that were moving in her general direction, but that's just baby stuff and something that I'm sure we'll work past very quickly. On to the pictures!:

Her little accomodations ended up being right behind a busy farmers market. Lots to see, but pony was excellent.

The horses were loving the water

Bridget was so excited about the lake. She wanted to go right in and go swimming!

This little halflinger and Bridget were making love-y eyes at each other all day.

I didn't let pony go in with the big horses for very long, since the water was very quickly up to my knees and filling my boots on little Bridget :)


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  1. I'm so jealous about your water ride! I'm going to have to find somewhere to try that next summer. Looks like Bridget was a very good girl :)

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    1. It was an unexpected treat! it used to be my regular ride, but the new barn is a trailer ride away. And yes, Bridget was super - first one I've had that went right in without any persuading! I'm feeling very lucky these days :)

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  2. Looks like fun! I'd love to go swimming with the horses!

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    1. We used to go once a week or so in the summer - it never got old :)

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  3. That sounds like a fab way to spend time with friends & the ponies!!!

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    1. It was so nice to catch up with all my old riding buddies I hadn't seen for so long :)

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  4. Looks like fun! I would love to ride in the water someday!

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    1. The horses loved it! Hopefully some day you'll get to go. Otherwise I'll have to bring Bridget to you ;)

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