It was close to dinner time so we decided to take the trail into a town called Eagle and eat at a bar. The bar has a really nice little enclosed corral set up for horses with individual tie stalls. It's really nice to be able to tie your horse and not worry about them getting loose while you eat!
Just as we were tying the horses up we heard loud cheering from inside the bar... we had just missed the running of the Derby! As we came in we saw Mine That Bird being pulled up on the television. Lots of people were wearing fancy hats at the bar, and one guy was dressed up as Seabiscuit's jockey. That made me laugh. The food was good, but our waitress was new and seemed to be the only one there, so I can't say the service was too good... That's alright though, we still had fun.
The trail that goes into Eagle is really hilly and rocky, so Jess and I didn't really get the ride in that we had hoped. We decided to keep riding past the parking lot in the other direction. Those trails were wide and flat so we let the ponies stretch their legs. Riskie loves to run, and every time Jess and Nash would draw even with us, Riskie would flatten her ears and run faster. Perhaps she was running her own Kentucky Derby :-)
We saw a few whitetail deer on the trail, and Jess and I found it odd that they really weren't afraid of us. We were probably less than 20 feet away and talking loudly and they just stood there staring at us. Riskie spotted them first, I wouldn't have noticed if she hadn't stopped dead in her tracks and raised her head up to stare back at them.
It was a really good ride on a really nice day! I am looking forward to many more this summer.
Luna's face is looking better and better each day. I finally got a picture of it, but it sure doesn't look the way it did on Monday morning. It's gotten considerably smaller, so that's good. I guess I forget how fast horses heal.
I don't have a whole lot planned for today. Probably a nap, and then I might take Rem out for a ride, and finally I've got to pick up more hay tonight. I think weekends need to be 3 days instead of 2...