The bestest beach trip EVER!
Yesterday, it was a tart 30 degrees here at home, so what did we do? We headed over the mountains to the bee-yoo-tee-ful Oregon coast where it was expected to be 55 degrees.
I don't know that my boy has ever been, and we know for sure that my friend's Dutch sport pony never had, but both boys were super well behaved and we ran through 3 of the 4 paces (friend doesn't like to go fast, so no galloping, boo!) both as a pair and separately. Somewhere there is a video of me cantering circles in the surf - possibly the most fun I've ever had.
Along the way, we encountered an unusual number of driftwood logs that were undeniably set up by the Sea Gods as XC fences for me to play with - so, naturally, I strung a few together:
Apologies for the video quality, it's hard to video with the assistance of a pony. :lol: I hadn't planned on doing any gallop/jump work, so went in my dressage saddle, which accounts for the lack of actual riding (I'm really just holding on!). :winkgrin:
Can't say I've ever had this much fun. The only improvement would have been a good, pipe-cleaning gallop, but I prefer to do that alone anyway. It was a super successful trip, well behaved horses (mine in a Nathe, no less!) and beautiful weather.