We have a new horse, a 6 year old Arab. He's still in the learning and conditioning phase.
He's coming along well. At the Strawberry Fields Endurance Ride, he completed 25 mile events two days in a row, no problem. He'll be ready for 50 mile events soon. He's a tall boy, so he'll be Steve's ride.
Sugar also completed 25's at Strawberry. She loves to go, and she's already proven she can do 50 mile events.
While training on a mountain near home, we saw this rare white bitterroot. There were only a few of them in a big meadow at about 8000 feet.
In the early spring, we saw a lot of Balsamroot, with their bright yellow flowers.
A week ago, Zazo discovered chicory in bloom. He liked it.
On the Yellow Fork trail, an animal hid in the brush. Can you spot her?
On a trail near Woodland, Utah, we found the world's most pitiful excuse for a gate, shown above. The feed bags are supposed to be a warning that wire is present, I presume. The yellow sign says "Please close the gate". The word "gate" must be someone's idea of a joke.
The mountains north of Strawberry Reservoir are at their wildflower peak in late July. We took a lot of photos there.
With Zazo coming on board, we had to find places for Boss and Coco, who are both in the 18 to 20 year range, a little old for endurance, but still a good age for 4-H or general trail riding. Fortunately, we were able to find good homes for both of them. Mischief is 27 now and doing great for his age. We hope he'll be giving rides to the grandchildren for many years to come.