Thursday, June 20, 2013

Down the trail with Lucy ~ June 2013

It's been six months since I've done a riding-with-Lucy post, which seems very odd given that riding Lucy
is such a part of the routine around here. It's just that I never take my camera along for the ride,
and what's the point of a post if there are no pictures?
Anyway, I happened to be talking to Estella (Lucy's former mom) the other day, and I got to thinking
about how stinkin' lucky I am to have Lucy in my life, and how grateful I am to Estella 
for letting Lucy go, and how much Estella loves riding-with-Lucy posts, so here we go.

Here we are at the front gate, deciding which way to go. 
We pick left.

It's 9 a.m. and almost 90 degrees. We take our first of many shade breaks.

I am listening to the audiobook "The Son" by Phillip Meyer. 
Westerns sound much more authentic when listened to in the saddle. 

We ride around for a few hours looking for bones but find none. Maybe next time.

Another uneventful ride comes to an end – no spooks, no balks, no arguments, no drama, 
just a pleasant morning spent on the trail. Uneventful is never boring, it's just fun.


We've opened this gate so many times that Lucy doesn't need to be cued. She knows the drill.

I push it aside with my left arm...

We walk through, turn around...

...then sidepass the other direction to close it.

In a few minutes, Lucy will be untacked, served lunch and given a gold star for another excellent performance.

I've said it so many times before, but it bears repeating:


  1. Routines With Animals are such joy.

  2. I think of Estella every time Lucy graces a post, and how well it all worked out. It's so nice that she can see how Lucy is doing.
    Love those ears and enjoyed the ride.

  3. Nice way to start my day, going along on a ride with you and Lucy. It will help me through the unwanted chores I have to do around here today. LOL

    "The Son" is on my wish list. Hope to get to it soon.

  4. and so do we love your Lucy.i also love your gate..

  5. Life is good at the 7MSN. Lucy is such a wonderful addition. Love the rides with Lucy.

  6. Just beautiful!

    Nancy in Iowa

  7. I didnt even know you rode! Awesome!

  8. Loved the ride! Lucy is just awesome! No drama with her!

  9. But what about Hank? Do you ride him too?

  10. Oh I think I love Lucy too, and I haven't even met her. That was a good idea to take us along with you on your ride. Your idea to listen to an audio version of a Western book is clever.

  11. I agree totally! Uneventful rides are the best sort!