Sunday, June 15, 2008

Road Trip 2 or A Horse With No Name

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire
Sharon Ralls Lemon

On the first full morning of our trip we stopped off at Kennedy Meadows and was lucky to see a group of people including young boys getting ready to go off on a day ride. The crew didn't mind our taking pictures and interacting with them at all. It was dusty and the sun was peeking through the trees as it was fairly early. I found out from staff that they do day and pack trips into the Yosemite wilderness. Unfortunately you need several people to do the pack trips, but the day trips are easy to sign up for if you're a single rider (not many of my friends ride). I think I found the August birthday present I'm going to give myself. I try to ride whenever I get the chance, although I'm far from experienced. Enough to give an accounting of myself as I took four months of Western riding lessons when I lived in Rhode Island. I never did find out the names of the above two, but I introduced myself to the one with the pink nose and gave him a treat. He gave me a couple of head butts to the chest and we got along great. Maybe I'll get to ride him in August.

America, "A Horse With No Name":


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