Here is the cute Pie-Pie boy yesterday afternoon. If you click the photo above you will see a short video of him being adorable and nodding when I ask him if he wants to go for a ride. Our heat wave was ushered out with a few days of storms and rain. I think the gang loved being out in the storms. They hadn't seen rain in weeks and now their coats and tails are so shiny!
I ended up riding all three horses yesterday. I didn't ride them far because the bugs were bad, but to ride all three is still good for me. I usually run out of energy after two rides. I put them in the barn around 11 am. I do this each day so the two horses that I don't ride can rest and munch hay and regroup. Most days, Foggy snuggles down in his stall for these rest times.
I rode Pie first with his saddle. It was cool and I knew we could trot a little. Here is his map and data.
I love this info! I have to remember to use it though. I've had a couple of rides when I had my phone with me but forgot to set the app to track the ride. Pie's rides are slow and we stopped to talk to neighbors many times. Pie is very social!
Here is Sovey's head from my next ride. If you click the photo above you can see some video of the ride. When I returned with Pie, Foggy was sleeping and Sovey gave me the quiet nicker that means, "Is it my turn?" so out we went bareback. Here is his map and data below:
When Sovereign and I returned, Foggy was awake and eager. I started grooming him and thought that would be enough, but his little doe eyes looked to me like he wanted to do more, so I slipped on the bridle and rode out bareback. He wanted to cross over to the church, his new favorite haunt. It had just rained, but I tested his footprints. He is the dainty one who never makes a mark so we went over. We were not there long and I thought we could ride more on our own property. I had to dismount to cross the street on the way home because there were a million cars for some reason. After we got back over, I just walked him back to the barn. You can see from his map and data that Foggy walks twice as fast as Sovereign and twice as fast as Pie trots!
What a fun day on the boys. I think today I am only going to ride one. I am big into quality and riding all three in the summer is just a little rushed because I always have my Maizie girl waiting at home for me. She finished up her USTA season on Wednesday with some great matches at Sectionals. Here is a photo of her in action.
Isn't it interesting to see the data?! I always forget to turn on/off-lol! After a mile, 'she' tells you and sometimes she scares the crap out of me like "WHO'S THERE?!" lol. Riding three in one day, whew!ReplyDelete
That is a cool app! What is it called? I need something like that for my trail riding!!ReplyDelete
That's great that you got to ride all 3!!
Hi Paint Girl - The app is called Endomondo and I found out about it from Kristen. She uses it with Laz and posted about. I love it!ReplyDelete
Very cute video of Pie shaking his head yes to a ride. It's great that you got to ride all three. I usually conk out after two. Neat app. I'd never figure it out though.ReplyDelete
Cute Pie man! Yes my ma-ma, I am ready ready ready for my ride. Super cool app tip! :)ReplyDelete
What a nice post about your rides, and with videos also! Pie is so cute, and Foggy sounds adventuresome (when Mom is there!!), and Sovey so stately, saying, My time, now?? What great horses you have!!ReplyDelete
That is a neat app to track your rides also!
Cute video of Pie shaking his head yes! Looks like you had a nice ride on each one.ReplyDelete
Won't it be nice when the bugs let up in a couple of months? I feel so badly for them out there. We try to put our 3 in for the hottest part of the day for a little sun and bug relief.
WOW! That info looks like only a very advanced person could tally it. YOU ARE VERY ADVANCED. I am also going to show this entry to Bill, because he will LOVE it. He is always getting out his iPhone and doing stuff like that on it. Inspector Gadget! I loved all of your pictures, especially of the super-concentrate-y tennis star! Last week it was so hot here that I was actually longing for winter! WINTER? What is wrong with me? Please give your guyz a big hug for me.ReplyDelete
Colleen - I don't tally a thing. Tell Bill that it is all automatic. Just get the Endomondo app and off you go! It is brilliant, although as Kristen says, the lady talks a lot and makes my boys shy. She doesn't even have a British accent like my intelligent sounding Mini gps. This is plain old American comments every mile!ReplyDelete
What a fun app - thanks for the info. Love the Pie video! Good luck to Maizie with her matches.ReplyDelete
Pie is so cute. What a great way to track your rides! On all 3 boys! I'm impressed.ReplyDelete