For the past couple of weeks, the weather has been fantastic. As I type this, it's all quickly changing; Rain, it's getting darker earlier (worst thing ever), colder and windier.
So, on the good days one MUST take advantage. What better way to enjoy the weather and nature than atop a horse? That's not a question because there is NO other better way
Friday afternoon, the BO and I (she's really a friend so it's weird to call her a BO but anyway) took the boys out to enjoy the day. We got so lucky, the weather was perfect.
60's and sunny and no wind. I had scheduled my work day around it and it was the balance to happiness. My New Year's resolution was to find a new job and make sure I'm happier in work/life and balance (I can tend to over work to a fault)
This tree above is on the dirt road on the way to the trails.
Screams Photo Opp!
Jill on her Pito
(Pito is a 14 yr old OTTB awesome horse, he is her heart horse)
My attempt at a horse riding selfie, I tried to get the horses in...didn't work!
Stopping for apples along the way, clean up crew is here!
Apple juice anyone?
Those photos above my sister actually took about a month ago, but I just love them!
Apple sauce face that I want to make out with!! I mean, you know what I mean...
The boys nuzzling and sharing apples
We rode that Friday for only an hour but it was great for the soul
I don't think every trail ride should or needs to be hours long to be wonderful for both horse/rider
Had to get back to work, but I had a smile on my face the rest of the day!
Below was mid week, when I don't have time to ride but I do want to see Laz.
Gathering him from the field before a rain
Hand walk down the road..grabbing some apples
Doing some in hand trot work
Last Sunday (yes I know I'm actually working backwards here with my time line but does it really matter?) we had an Equine Photographer come out to do some photos that I've been wanting FOREVER! She's done a few for J9 and they are always amazing so I hired her for the Fall.
It was funny. I had to go to the barn early, all makeup/hair done (what?!) and then wash my horse (twice) and then change into different clothes, rally the troops when my Husband brought the two pups...oh and then smile.
Below are the three sneak peeks I got from our 2+ hour photo shoot..I can't wait to see the rest!
It was mission impossible to get our 'family' shot. Two dogs, one horse and two humans...not easy!
She was fantastic to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone in the MI area!
Do you see Pudgie wedged in there, lol!! Mason was CRAZY ..can't you tell? Laz, well let's just say this ham knows how to pose...
Below, that browband was custom made by Top Line leather and let me tell you, it gleams with such perfection. I matched my earrings to it ;)
It's not your typical one line beaded browband, it's a triple thick luxury that is worth donning on the regal head of my angel face. Can you belive that's Laz below?! He looks STUNNING!!!!!!! I can't wait for just his head shots...ugh! obsessed with this boy.
This shot below was actually technically after our photo shoot, where she was like "GO get a treat because the sun around his head is perfect!" That's a great photographer!
Part 2 coming up soon...