Lately life has been throwing a lot my way. Unfortunately this does not include mass lottery winnings, lol. But everything has been coming my way. It’s been a tough June, and it’s not even quite halfway through yet.
But thankfully, I’ve been able to do quite a bit with the horses, and that included getting out on a picture perfect afternoon for a drive in a park about an hour from home.
The weather couldn’t have possibly any more gorgeous, with a nice breeze to keep us cool and the sun shining down from a bright blue fluffy cloud filled sky – it was a wonderful drive!
The horses were awesome, and continually remind me how lucky I am to have horses that are go anywhere, do anything types.
This is a beautiful forest preserve park that allows camping and fishing, and is one of the very very few within any reasonable drive that allows horses – particularly carriages.
There are several equestrian trails near me. In fact, my house is only a mile or two from one very nice trail. However, they do not allow driving carts on the trails.
That makes going to this park, although an hour from home, well worth the drive. I love the manicured grass and limestone paths. Everything is wide open, and it’s fun to run!
This hill here may not seem like much in the picture, but it was probably the steepest hill we’ve ever been on. Going up was a blast of course. Chewbacca cantered right up – and at the top were 7 trees that made PERFECT obstacles to practice twists and turns on. Fun!!!
And to try something truly different – we went back DOWN the hill. I typically avoid down hills with a 2 wheel cart and no breaks. I really don’t like downs. But it was the shortest path back to the main road in the picture. So, down we went.
Although steep, it was a very short hill, and Chewbacca did really well. At first he kind of tossed his head up a little, because he’s never gone down such a steep hill, but then he did what he needed to and sat down into the breeching like a great dude that truly understands his job. In just a few strides, we were back on flat land.
And back into the parking area, we found a snake.
Yes, he’s being silly. It was dead.
Have a good one!