Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 2

***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!

9:52 pm
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!


  1. nice warm bath maybe.. way to go Acilia!

  2. Yup! We just got out of the hot tub, it was just what the doctor ordered!

  3. Sounds amazing! I was wondering how saddle sore you might be after a couple days! Hope not too bad. Enjoy! :)

  4. Sounds like the hot tub is a necessity when you're at a dude ranch. Enjoy your trip. I like your Father's Day post a lot.


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