Sunday, August 14, 2011
Loch Stroan: Galloway
Once again, we made for the Galloway Forest Park. Its a really great place for everyone, let alone Horse Riders!…..It was a 10 am start, well 10.30 am, maybe? Ok! By the time we all saddled up and got away, it was 11 am! There were two new additions to the usual Duo, Sheena and her horse “Tiny”, and Sheena`s daughter Katy, and her horse, “Topaz”.
Stroan Viaduct-disused now.
Due to the very heavy rain over the last weeks, we had to abandon the more adventurous routes. It was forest tracks today, as it turned out, it was a good decision. Further up the hillside, we came across many places where the tracks themselves were rutted and had been damaged by the recent rain.
Also, and here I have to come clean, Gracie, was in season! And was she!!! We had Lynne and her horse Craig, plus two new geldings already mentioned! It was like Christmas for my mare! She didnt know which one, to let honour her!!
Anyway, it was a good ride, but sadly no pics of us on the trail, due to having to hold onto my sanity with that mare of mine! But there are a few of us at the end of the ride!! It didnt rain at all.
L-R…Sheena, Katy & Lynne.