Emi and I got to go the Oregon Horse Center mountain trail course today. We did the same thing last year...with one major difference. I got to ride her this year!
|What a difference a year can make!|
|Love that beautiful, curious expression.|
Once bridled she stood still to be mounted and off we went. I wasn't sure how confident she would be once I was on her back. I was able to successfully navigate almost the whole thing with out any assistance. We called upon Scotty for a lead through the water and also around the teepee village area. We also spent some time following Scotty around as a mental break for Emi.
|Our first riding obstacle!|
|Taking in the sights|
|The bridge was no problem for this girl!|
|A lead from Scotty made the water a little more approachable.|
|I love the moment this one captures. Emi was unsure of traveling up this trail with me riding her. Cindy caught a great moment where I was petting her for going forward like I had asked.|
|Another bridge over a corner of the water|
|Scotty showing her around the "village"|
|Taking a mental break while following Scotty around|
We haven't been having the best of rides at home so a successful outing was just what we needed.