***UPDATED with second part of the day****
June 22nd - 11:45 am
Just got back to our room after a busy morning! Acilia passed her evaluation- YAY! I could tell she was nervous- but she did GREAT! She rode "Mustang" and Christa was her evaluator. We set up our rides for the week - I am going to be hobbling with soreness when we are done here! It's almost noon- we are relaxing now- Acilia is locked in the bedroom playing horses and I am on the "western cowboy" themed couch- with TLC on the flat screen, computer in my lap and some coffee (Starbucks!) Life is good!!!
P.S. My legs are soooooo sore! I haven't even gotten on a horse yet- I am kicking myself for weeding the dog pen before leaving for the Dude ranch- the back of my legs feel like they are full of knots!
Well two trail rides done since I wrote last! We had a 2:30-3:30 ride and then turned around and went back out from 4:00-5:00 pm. The first ride, Acilia rode "Blaster" (named because he "blasts gas"! Ha! He and Cya were the perfect match!) I road Cash, love that name! Both of us were happy with our horses, Blaster was so good! I think he really boosted Acilia's confidence. Cash was great too- so sweet! We walked the whole trail which definitely got monotonous! I was thrilled that we have the option to split up...the second ride- Acilia went with "the walkers" I went to "canter"! Acilia was on "Cleo"- nothing but trouble that horse was! Cya was not pleased- kept calling Cleo a bad horse (after the ride was over) and said she doesn't want to ride him again! I had "Spring" he was good-amused me that he grabbed every low branch as we passed. Eat on the go kind of horse :) The canter trail was T H R I L L I N G! What a treat! Acilia wants to be evaluated tomorrow to take the trot ride- Go Cya! She is also talking about being evaluated to canter- eeeeeek my little thrill seeker! We came back from the trails- got a bite to eat to dine in our room- we started the hot tub that was sooooooooooo nice- just what this 30 year old body needs after what's sure to be a sore butt, knee, ankle sort of day!