This Long Fall

We have been enjoying a gorgeous, bug-free, long fall at the barn this year. Weeks on end of perfect weather has allowed us to get out on numerous trail rides with the horses. I love watching their bouncing heads and perky ears as we tromp through mowed hay fields and scrubby wooded trails in a long line, noses to butts. They all seem so happy to get out of the confines of the arena, and so are the humans.

Soon enough, we will be struggling through knee-deep snow to catch our horses and warming up freezing-cold bits with our freezing-cold hands. Let the memory of the warm October sun on our backs help to get us through the winter...