Apple and Casey’s Big Adventure


On Sunday we decided not to take care of the long list of things to do and instead go for a trail ride.  Green Lane Park  is about a 20 min drive from the farm. It has many trails for 2 legs, 4 legs and wheels.  We opted to go around the lake, which was a 15 mile adventure that took us a little less than 5 hours.  Before we left we brushed them and applied fly spray.  My 2 seasoned  geldings loaded the trailer like champs.  I rarely take them off the property so it is great to see that they remember and are ok with being trailered.


Getting tacked up at the trailer.


Are ya coming?  Casey is a much slower walker than Apple so we were often trotting to catch up.

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I was told that there are not enough pics of me in the blog (because i am always the one taking them).  So here ya go.

2013-06-16_11-39-50_299Put your ears forward Casey – Pretend like you like it.

2013-06-16_11-45-25_722Through the open areas

2013-06-16_12-26-40_20Across the bridge, past the fishermen, to the other side of the lake.

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Through the forest.  This part was only for advanced riders.  As we had to go down and up many steep embankments with a stream at the bottom.  A fun adrenalin rush as you are putting all your trust in to the horse.  They did great!

2013-06-16_14-19-36_662 2013-06-16_14-19-26_107Around the lake.  It was such a pretty day, not too hot with a cool breeze.


Smile for the Camera.  I love that Apple and Casey’s ears are pricked forward for this pic.  They were checking out the other horses approaching us.

2013-06-16_15-16-17_942 2013-06-16_15-16-22_362Stopped at the bridge by the gas station for a break.  We needed to re-hydrate.   The nice man at the shop behind Casey, offered the horses some water.

2013-06-16_15-51-02_701 2013-06-16_15.50.53Almost there.  The last hour of the ride my bum started to hurt so I decided to ride side saddle.  Look ma no hands.  Casey was such a good boy that for the most part I didn’t have to do much, no steering and no stirrups.   The only thing I had to watch for was when he walked to close to the tree and tried to constantly take out my left leg.

It was a great day out!  So much better than working.

Just another Saturday on the Farm

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This weekend was perfect for doing farm stuff.  We went on a trail ride

Gave a few of the horses baths. After which Apple promptly rolled of course

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Then there was the usual silliness and mayhem.

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Has spring finally sprung?

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Yesterday was a great day at the farm with all sorts of activities.   Starting with Izzy arriving, then a trail ride followed by beginner lessons.


Two sisters and their first lesson while there was some expected nervousness they were also naturals!  I have a feeling they loved the lesson as much as I loved giving it.  I am so looking forward to the spring and summer and many more lessons this season.2013-03-30_13-47-56_915 2013-03-30_13-33-32_915 2013-03-30_13-33-29_121

My day ended with a bonfire with friends over looking the donkeys in their new home with the goats.


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