Riding a horse always has a charm for me. I become more content with my surroundings and enjoy the different level to observe all around me. There is a serenity just watching a group of horses for me. I enjoy giving them a nice pat or even conversing a bit with them.As a youngster we went into a fairly large herd and jumped on for a good ride. Some were broken for riding, but most weren't. We each pre-chose our ride from what we considered prettiest. Getting a partial ride was always a good time, many stories would change on how many times the horse bucked before you became airborne. Today I prefer the most mild mannered, and it takes me a while before my land legs return.
My three favorites
I see scenes like this and always think of "the Sound of Music".
This is a beautiful trail called the Backbone Trail. It is the middle of a huge loop the river takes below it. There are steep sides on both sides formed out of limestone and a rocky soil.
This is something you don't always see back on a trail. There were two, they took all the kids on a steep trail over the side to a river below.One of the Amish mom's left her starched black bonnet on the handle. I had seen them when I was down below earlier before I ascended this trail.
Taking a nap
There were three buggies for the big family visiting this state park. One didn't have a top in the right foreground.A slight sprinkle was falling, so it could be a damp ride home.