Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Best friends, back roads and baby horses

Yesterday my best friend, Emily, and her mom came up to visit so we could go riding and take advantage of the beautiful fall weather. She is getting married this weekend -- eeeee!!! -- and her mom is in town for the week to spend time with her before the big day. Since everyone is furloughed in DC, including Emily, and there isn't much for them to do down in her neck of the woods, and since the weather was perfect, we moved our original Thursday ride up to yesterday. Who could resist 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky? The sudden 20 degree drop in temperature made Charlie a bit full of himself, but a good gallop in the beginning tired him out a bit.

I took them all over along the beautiful back roads near my house so Emily's mom could see the Amish farms and animals in the fields. She is from California and so she had a blast. Plus, she loved how we could gallop up and down the roads without worrying about cars....I would have taken them in the woods but bow-hunting season has started so the trails will have to wait for another time. Here are a series of shots from our ride:

Charlie leading the way
A field of the cutest Haflingers
Sooo adorable
Buffy loved them...
...Charlie was petrified
"If I stand absolutely still they won't see me"

Such beautiful countryside


  1. I think it's hysterical that Charlie is afraid of the babies, silly boy. They are adorable.

  2. Ack!!! You are soooo lucky :-) You and Sprinkler Bandits. Fingers crossed after tax returns it will my time for an OTTB!!