Visiting friends – Day 3

Just horsing around

I was a good boy and stayed away from too much wine last night since Tad had mentioned that we should ride horses in the morning.  He saddled up Trinket for me and then worked on his horse named Blue.

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Here I am on Trinket all ready to to hit the trail..  What a cowboy!!  HA!!

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Then Tad saddled up Blue and off we went down the great trails in the forest.  I didn’t take my camera so didn’t get any pics.  I had my IPhone but was enjoying myself too much to remember to take any photos.  Sorry!

Riding horses is probably one of the best ways to see the beauty of the forest.  I can’t begin to explain my feelings.  We took the dirt road for a while and then it was off on some forest trails.  I am not a horseman and knew nothing about riding a horse or getting the horse to do what you wanted it to do.  But Tad is an excellent teacher and told me what to do and how to do it.  It was so much fun.

We even went up and down some trails that seemed rather steep to me (although probably not to Tad) and I hung right in their.  It probably was a good thing that I had a wonderful horse.

We were gone a couple of hours and probably went about 8 miles.  I was ecstatic throughout the entire ride.  Thanks Tad for the ride of my life in a beautiful forest setting.

 When we returned, Tad cooled down the horses and put them back in the corral.

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After they are watered down they love to roll around in the dirt.

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Thank You Tad and Diane

I cannot begin to thank Tad and Diane enough.  I had the time of my life.  I am really lucky to have such wonderful friends.

The Crooked Tree Ranch was much more then I ever expected, even after I had seen pictures of it last year.  They have worked very hard in making this a wonderful place.  I told them that this ranch is like a western Disneyland.  It truly is.

Good Bye to Crooked Tree Ranch

After riding I hooked up my rig, said my goodbyes and headed on down the road.  I really wasn’t sure where I was going to go except I knew I was heading south.

I am behind on my blog posting and reading by several days.  Some of it was due to the fact I was just having too much fun at the Crooked Tree Ranch and some was due to the fact I couldn’t get Internet service where I went after leaving the ranch.  I am going to try to catch up in the next couple of days.

 

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9 thoughts on “Visiting friends – Day 3

  1. I think it is great when you don’t blog because you are enjoying yourself. You are living the dream that many of us will never be able to do so we are glad that you take us along for the ride. Enjoy!

  2. Two hours on a horse is about all my rear end can handle. But you are so right – there is nothing like it. Nice to have such wonderful friends.

  3. Check out Indian Trees campground..I just left it a couple of weeks ago..I think you’d like it, they have 3 pull-thrus, and it’s quiet off the highway..
    David

    • Thanks for the tip David, however I was just up in that neck of the woods as I mentioned in my next post. It sure is beautiful up there.

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