Its been a poor year for riding here, as you will have gathered from my moaning! Still, I thought I`d have a look back, to remind myself of some really good riding. And see if things were that bad!
This shot, taken by a friend, Nic. She and her horse, Hafla! Thats her eating the camera! We were high up in the Northumbrian National Park, this was 2011, of course! I`d got off, to open a very low and crappy gate, took some doing, if I remember right, the hinges fell off.
Thats NIc! Four foot nothing, and a real dynamo! Well some of the time.
This shot was 2011, we had decided to ride from some God forsaken railway siding in the middle of nowhere, to another place on the far side of nowhere! But it was a lot of fun. Cant decide who had the most fun, us or the horses! Lots of wide open space, and grass that was knee deep!
Oh Yes! Then we rode up into the Lake District National Park! Forgot about that! Ooops! Now there were some great views, soft under hoof,but good non the less!
Then towards October, we all, rode off to the Cheviot Hills. Thats Fiona, never been there before, smiling like a woman possessed!
Then the only really major ride we managed this year, was our ride across the Cheviot Hills this year! Just the two of us, no one else was foolish enough to ride for 30 miles across country in the drenching rain! Except us! But hey? It was good!
This was taken early this year in the Galloway Forest Park. I couldnt do any of it, without this lady! She`ll be 12 years old next month, had her since she was 3, so maybe things are`nt so bad after all, I got my health, and a good horse, what more does anyone need! Lets hope 2013 is a better year!