Fun Drive!

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!

 

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The horses were awesome, and continually remind me how lucky I am to have horses that are go anywhere, do anything types.

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Okay, Chewbacca doesn’t “run”, but we did do a little bit of cantering, including up a few grass hills.20130613_150806 20130613_150820

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.

 

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And back into the parking area, we found a snake.

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Yes, he’s being silly.  It was dead.

 

Have a good one!

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About kshai1715

I am a lifelong equestrian, photography enthusiast, sci-fi lover, and sci-fi convention & costuming geek that also loves movies and video games. I am a hard working 30 something woman that survived cancer and am looking forward to a long, healthy, self-empowered life. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my horses (and the rest of my life) as much as I like writing about them. You can feel free to check out my YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/yautjakshai
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One Response to Fun Drive!

  1. Dom says:

    Sorry to hear you’re having a rough month 😦 Glad you’re getting in some nice driving time, at least.

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