Spent most of yesterday with Charlie the horse. I have not had a chance to ride him or work with him much because of the weather, the past couple of weeks. So we did a little ground work and then headed out on the trail. He started out a little shaky, but after a little ground work, and giving him the chance to burn up a little adrenalin he was good to go. I think that’s one thing that folks, sometimes, forget it when they have not worked or ridden their horse for a long period of time, that he has been standing around doing nothing, which they are good at by the way. So, when we come to get them to take them on the trail, they get excited just like you and I do, so sometimes they need a little time to stretch their legs. I think, at my age, that it's better to let them stretch their legs and kick up their heals, with out me being on them. So a little ground work to start out a morning is not a bad idea.
Charlie and me went on a trial ride to an area that I am scouting for Andrea. You may remember Andrea is one of my student and, an accomplished author. She has kindly asked me to help her do a little research on an old ranch in my neck of the woods. The McEvers Ranch. People have been looking for the location to this ranch for years. With the info that Andrea has passed on to me, I think I may have found it. Charlie and I went yesterday to check out the location. I have gathered cattle in this area many, many times. The cowboys that I have ridden with did not give this place a name, or do not know any history about the place. It fits most of the description that Andrea has given me, so this Saturday I’m going to take Andrea to the location so she can take a look. Should be fun.
The pictures you see here are some I took yesterday when Charlie and I were over there.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.