Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hitting the trail at Spenceville.

Aurora and I took a trail ride at Spenceville Wildlife Preserve. The Epic Journey as Aurora calls it, started at 8 am at BITS to load up Emmy. Emmy loads herself on any kind of trailer and would probably drive if she could, so that part was easy. Needing a new battery for my truck, getting lost (there are no signs as we were told there should be) and getting directions such as "turn where the road turns" and several roads named Spenceville Road didn't make it easy to find. We finally arrived as the trails and although it was incredibly hot we did enjoy the peace and quiet and a nice cool dip. We did not see much in the way of wildlife , unless you count the red dun hippo. Emmy we have decided was a hippo in another life, as she will put her whole head under the water and blow bubbles out her nose as well as graze underwater.

Aurora's Arab had never crossed a creek before and he was very brave and jumped right in. In fact he has decided that cool creeks are much better than hot trails anyday. He is a great trail horse who can really step out  and now he can add creeks to his list of accomplishments.

All in all , it was fun to go riding. The horses were absolutely perfect and it beats a day stuck behind the computer working or in front of a TV anytime.

Emmy jumped in before we could even get her leadrope on .

The Red Dun Hippo- the only wildlife we spotted other than a squirrel

Aurora and her cute Arab Blaze

Emmy and me

Guess who LOVES creeks now?


  1. Ok so all the me, me, me talk... Is that YOU? Deb????

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. yes, it is me lol I don't want to hear your comments it was a gazillion degrees it took us 3 hours to get to someplace 40 minutes away and we had directions that said quote - Turn where the road turns. It was not a great start.