|Shorty, after our ride.|
While Gary got out the tack, I took a little bit of time to get to know Shorty, so that we could both enjoy a more relaxed ride. Although staring into a horse's eyes isn't really my way (and I don't imagine that a horse would find that soothing), I do find them beautiful and soulful, so I snuck in a picture of Shorty's eye; doesn't he have beautiful eyelashes?
|Gary, riding Pal.|
While we were out, we saw a family of four Moose. I got one photo from far away, but as we drew nearer, Pal and Shorty spooked, and Gary and I spent our time getting the horses calmed down. Neither of us lost our seat, thankfully, but we both got a nice shot of adrenaline!
I hope I get to ride at least one more time before I leave for home, but I think I'm going to try some quiet snowshoeing to the same location first, to see if I can get a little closer to the Moose for better photos. Don't worry, though, I'm not ignorant to how dangerous Moose can be; I'll be careful!
|Lucky; a dog in search of legs.|
|A far away shot of three moose (there's one in the trees to the left)|