We've been getting ourselves, Daisy, and the horses in shape with lots of rides in the past few weeks.
Daisy is so excited about getting out on the trails. She insists on carrying a halter herself as we go out to get the horses.
We went to Tabby Mountain a few times, where Daisy cooled off in potholes wherever she could find them.
A huge old pinon pine attracted Steve's attention.
In the Cedars, Daisy inspected the beaver dam and proclaimed the water fine for swimming.
Steve and Boss paused at a pond to admire reflections.
In Ouray Wildlife Refuge, we saw lots of Canada geese on the Green River, and heard sandhill cranes flying overhead.
A prairie dog peeked out of his hole,
And the wild horse herd that roams the area paused to stare at us.
Sometimes Mischief ponies along, and sometimes he just stays home. While his compadres are being led out for a training run, Mischief maintains a low profile, hoping no one will notice him hiding out in the shed. Is that a yawn, or is he laughing at his hard-working buddies?
He's our senior equine at 24, and he enjoys his days off!