8/15/10, San Luis Valley, CO - The past week has been busy, but enjoyable. The week included some horseback rides, a trip to Jackson, MS, the 4H fair, and a picnic in the mountains.
Last Saturday, we saddled up the Amigos and one of Melissa’s saddle horses and went for a ride. To keep the lads together, I rode Bob, while Melissa and Hannah rode the other two drafts. Melissa’s youngest daughter, Maggie was mounted on ‘Little Man’. Bob was feeling his oats and glad to be out and about. Shortly after I shot the picture below, he gave me a couple of good ‘feel good’ bucks. This is typical behavior for Bob and I expect it and actually enjoy it. It’s also the reason that I don’t usually let others ride him. Everything was going great until we were about a mile from the house. When a tractor with a baler went by, Little Man used this as an excuse to break into a lope and throw a couple of bucks. Maggie held on for quite a while, but ended up getting pitched. She went to the doctor to get checked out, and was all right, but ended up with some bruises on her side and a little road rash. Since then she has been a little sore, but she has been ‘cowgirling-up’ and doing pretty good.