May 6, 2015

THE FRIDAY BEFORE MOTHER'S DAY RIDE IS CANCELLED!

FRIDAY'S RIDE IS CANCELLED!

UPDATE WEDNESDAY - RIDE CANCELLED!  I know I said I was going to wait until Thursday but it rained overnight and is still raining with more predicted throughout the day and night.  This is only the 2nd time in 15 years I have had to cancel, so I guess we have been lucky.  Please spread the news.  Sorry!  Have a great ride season!

PLEASE READ:  Usually one day of rain does not effect our Oak Creek Trail.  However, it has been raining here since Sunday night and rain is in the forecast until early Sunday.  While I am not one to believe the forecast is always right, I am also not one to risk damage to our trails for a one day ride.  I don't think with continued moisture that the limestone could handle 75 - 100 horses.  And I have learned over the years, it is very hard to police riders from being on the limestone.  In dry weather, it holds up well.  In wet weather, it can produce awful divots.  This is a shared trail and we want to keep it good for all users.

Road riding is not an option as I have not had the opportunity to map it accordingly.

Please share with your horse friends.

On the positive note, we have had much needed moisture in the area.

http://www.horsetrailriders.com/p/mothers-day-ride.html

Mar 28, 2015

March Marches On




Expo is over.  It was a great success.  I was really happy with the support and well wishes we had from our vendors, guests, presenters... just everyone.  And it was a success for our trails committee.  Thanks to everyone who participated and we are pretty sure we will be doing it again next year.

That's the good news.






The bad news is our Nahla has been missing for about 10 days.  She literally disappeared in front of John's eyes.  He was chopping wood at his mom's place just down the hill from us.  My mother-in-law had come outside and was watching Pip and Nahla as she talked to John.  Fifteen minutes later he went to leave and only Pip loaded up.  We live about 1/4 miles from my mother-in-law if you cut across our pasture, which we usually do.  Her driveway is 1/4 mile from the highway.  No one came in while he was there.  So Nahla had to have gone out.  Did she get drug out by coyotes?  A cat?  Did she chase something toward the highway and someone pick her up?




We have rode horses, quads, and walked all around the area.  We have hung up fliers and posted on Facebook.  I spoke with a medium at Expo and she described where she went missing to a tee, but none of the leads she provided have helped.  How could she have just disappeared?

In other news, Windy is back from the trainer and a friend rode her in the Trail Challenge at Expo.  She didn't win but she didn't refuse an obstacle, so that was an improvement.  You can see her (and me) in the Expo news story.  Windy is the bay with the veterinary speaking about her.




I am looking forward to our first CTR in April.

I am starting to get info on this year's trail rides and will update shortly on this site.  And I will try really hard to keep it current.  Thanks for hanging with me and Happy Spring.




Mar 1, 2015

More on Horse Trail Riding Expo

Our event is coming right along!  And as much fun as it has been planning, I can't wait until its over and I can start thinking about riding again!




By the way, Miss Windy will be entered in the Trail Challenge at the Horse Trail Riding Expo!  Come & cheer her on!

To see actual size, visit http://nehorsetrails.com/flyer