Monday, May 30, 2016

Riding with New Friends

At the Trail Ride that Doyle and I went on in March at the new State Park in Strawn, I met a wife of a posse member who was thrilled to find another woman who liked to ride. We exchanged numbers to keep in touch and ride together again.

We did ride together Good Friday.  We were unable to connect again until Saturday May 21st. With
all the rain we've had the State Park trails are still closed but the trailway was open. We decided to ride it. We met at the trail head about 10 am. She brought her husband and Uncle along. That was fine with me.

She got a couple of new horses since I saw her last. She is riding one of them.

We both have horses that like to lead so we took turns doing that. She led first. Sometimes we rode side by side as there is room to do that.

Stopping for a minute to get a drink and rest a spell. Karen with her husband Clayborn. He is holding the other new horse they bought.

Karen's Uncle Stanley.

I lead for a while. Her husband is walking the other new horse. He was thrown about 5 weeks ago from a different horse breaking some ribs (part of the reason for different horses) He wasn't ready to hit the ground again any time soon so he chose to walk part of the way. I don't blame him a bit! I was impressed he came along at all!

I love this part of the trail!

I was surprised to find some lingering Bluebonnets!

And these yellow flowers that I'm pretty sure are weeds!

Pictures don't always tell the whole story. This looks like Diamond is showing affection when he is actually trying to rub his sweaty head on me!

Karen is leading again. We encounter some other horseman!

Clayborn and Stanley switch horses. The guys horses don't seem to move as fast as mine and Karen's.

We crossed a creek.

The picture does show the true colors of the wildflowers and cacti blooms. It sure was pretty!

We had a great time and plan to do it again soon!

Have a good one!


  1. How nice to meet a new riding friend! I enjoy your riding adventures and photos!