|Ginger & me.|
On Thursday, we had to check out the trails for the upcoming Trail Challenge. I planned to take Butter but found her covered from head to butt in dried mud. So I took Ginger once again. I know I have mentioned here before that Ginger is Windy’s dam. And luckily, my Windy is not as hot-blooded as Ginger, who has always been a pistol and has more than once scared me a wee bit. But this particular night, she felt good under me. At the first opportunity, I opened her up. She is the most sure-footed horse I have ever rode; I swear she is floating above the ground as we flew down the road at 29.1 mph. What a rush!
|Riding Miss Butter |
(hate to see what search engines find THAT phrase!)
Saturday, there was a poker run at Two Rivers to benefit horse trails, so being that Butter had managed to clean herself up, I took her for this ride. She copped a little attitude but for the most part, settled down for the day. She is a fun little ride in her own right. I am glad I have spares.
The above video was taken in 2008. McCain was on Ginger (right), Case on Butter (left) and John on Blue (middle). Case was wearing the GPS and at the end of the ride, it showed a max speed of 40 mph and he came in 2nd place to Ginger.
Riding Ginger is like driving a sports car. You know the speed is there; just need to press down and go! What’s that song? Zero to sixty in five point two! That’s Ginger. Butter is more like a Gremlin. A little wide, bucks a little bit when you give her gas, but hugs the road once you get moving. Blue is a truck. A little bumpy, but lock him in four wheel drive and he’ll get the job done. Baby. Two words: Mack Truck. And my Windy? She’s just a Honda Accord, 2-door, 5-speed. You have to learn how to gently let up on the clutch, but once you get the hang of her, it’s like driving an automatic. Set her on cruise and go.
|Windy's legs checked out just fine!|
The swelling is down now on Windy’s leg and I planned to take her camping this coming weekend. But once again, it looks like the weather may not be in our favor. It’s predicted to hit almost triple digits. Welcome to July in Nebraska.