Weekend Coffee Share; Spring Trail Rides!

Weekend Coffee share is a time for us to take a break out of our busy lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new). Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and share with us!

I am really happy it is Spring! The weather is warming up a little bit. As a matter of fact, the weather here where I live is actually PERFECT right now and has been for the last few weeks. Other than the rainy days, the temps outside are so nice. It has been in the 60’s most days which is so comfortable. The horses don’t get too hot after a ride and the fly’s at the stables are not bad, still asleep or whatever they do when it is cool outside. The fly’s are terrible in the heat, as that is when they are most active. Sorry about going on about bugs, and the only ones we really complain about at the stables are the fly’s. Mosquitoes don’t come around until Summer, and they aren’t bad here either. We are looking at temps in the 60’s into next week where it will start to warm up into the 80’s by end of week. Great trail riding weather! Can I get you another cup of your favorite drink? I wanted to share the last two days, riding in the best weather! πŸ˜€

Let’s get ready for our trail ride Zack!
Come on Chloe! Let’s go for a ride. Today it will be just Chloe, Zack and I on the trail.
This is our tie rail where I am tacking up Chloe. My saddle is on her and Zack waiting with his trail boots on for our ride. They are well behaved and tie well.
You know I have to take a lot of photos of getting ready for our trail ride! I think Zack’s tail looks so beautiful. I make sure to keep it clean and it’s not hard. I just brush it every day! πŸ˜€

I ride Chloe and pony Zack which means that he walks with a lead line next to Chloe and I control him by keeping her by her side with his lead rope. He LOVES Chloe, and willingly walks along side her and my horses now have months of training on the trials riding side by side. I am so very proud of them and proud of myself going out and getting trail miles. It’s so fun riding with these two ponies. It is such joy to be outside listening to the birds sing and seeing the spring flowers bloom.

I had to take this photo quickly as I have a lot of ropes in my hands. Not the best photo but still wanted to share!
I am using cross-ties which is where we have hoses so we can wash them off if needed. I just washed their legs today. They are all done today, my pretty ponies! ❀

I am enjoying my weekend as I got to ride the next day with my girlfriend and her horse Gracie. I told my girlfriend I wanted to ride to River Rd. where I can get a great view of our local mountains. The last of the snow for this season is about to melt away from the last storm that blew through. I will share a photo I took of Mt. Baldy. I’ve shared this mountain before and its snow peaks, just trying to get all I can get outside this weekend. How is your weekend going? I know we all are staying home, I am lucky to be just over a mile from my stables. And our stables is open, lot’s of space and am thankful for my trail rides. It is the best therapy in the world, at least in my world.

The last of the snow on our local mountains. This is Mt. Baldy! All the trees in the foreground is the Santa Ana Riverbed. There are a lot of trails in the riverbed.
My girlfriend on Gracie and I on the trail! We are on River Rd after I took my mountain photo!

Thank you for visiting and am always so happy to hear from you. Drop me a comment or two if you feel so inclined. I always love hearing how you all are doing. My life has not really changed too much, mostly eating out is gone for now, but everything else is good. I am so thankful I can get outside not only for walks but also for my trail rides. ❀ ❀ ❀

Stay safe, stay strong! AND don’t touch your face, and always wash your hands!

Love, Diana πŸ˜€

25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Spring Trail Rides!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting! It’s a much longer ride down in the riverbed and the sand can be really deep in some places so I don’t venture there any more as my horses have lameness or soundness issues depending on how you look at it so it’s difficult for them to traverse the terrain. But I’ve had in the past many great trail rides in that riverbed. The Santa Ana river is there and fun to cross too! Especially on hot summer days! Have a great week! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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  1. Glad you can go outside trail riding with your horses in spring time. The weather is nice where I live, too. I’m grateful to have Lake Ontario within walking distance. I go there for nature and wide open space. Have a great week! #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Natalie!! It is so wonderful to get outside and trail ride. I’m so happy you have a great place to go walking and that your weather is good! You have a great week too! β€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Awe, thank you dear friend!! It’s been a great weekend. I’m going to work on my container garden this week hopefully! I love Spring too and yes, a great place to enjoy Spring! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

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    1. Yes, they truly are the best therapy. They have helped me through my parents passing years ago and other stressful situations. They are truly amazing, and are there helping me through this new situation! ❀️🀠🐴 I feel so blessed!

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    1. Thanks for joining me on my ride Kathleen! This had been a wonderful weekend and a relief from the real world for a few hours each day. I’m so happy you ENJOYED! 🀠

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  2. I always like to see you our on your hacking. I have to say that Zack is so clean and white and his tail is beautiful! It is so therapeutic to get out for a ride. I am missing that . I hope to get Biasini back to Ontario by the middle or end of April but we may still have the Emergency and that means that barns are closed and can only have staff in to look after the horses. We shall see what happens.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! I truly feel blessed to be able to go to the stables every day and ride on any day I wish. Truly therapeutic! ❀️ I’ll say some prayers that you’ll be able to get Biasini shipped sooner than later as I would so miss going to the barn. My heart goes out to you and others that can’t enjoy their ponies right now. So happy I can share with you and everyone. Stay safe, and hope these weeks go by fast! ❀️πŸ₯°

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  3. lol, time to invest in a go pro, although not as talented as riding leading & taking a photo. The mountains are just stunning, is there a river near river road. I have finally paid off a saddle, the old 30yr old one broke & the other saddle, my favourite, my sons horse rolled on it, so will look forward to sharing pony stuff, ground work first though its been a year & I know Zina is gonna be so excitable, gonna be great. hahah

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    1. Haha!! So happy you have a new saddle so you can ride! YAY! You’ll have to share some photos, I can’t wait to see Zina! Some ground work will be great to start to get you both back into the groove. Lol πŸ˜‰

      AND yes, in the foreground of that photo through the trees is the Santa Ana river. It’s pretty big even though you can’t see it and runs all the way to the ocean which is about 40 miles away from here. So yes, River Rd is named because it runs along the river. If I had ridden further down the road, you can see the river as it winds closer to the road! I’ve crossed this river many times! πŸ˜€πŸ΄

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    2. Oh and I’ve thought of getting a go pro, Lol – one of these days I should get one! Silly me! With all the ropes and all! πŸ€ͺ I say to myself – Diana, don’t drop the phone! Haha, I can get off with the 2 of them and back on again…. Just a pain on the trail! πŸ˜‚

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  4. just a second while I calculate the temperature…. hahaha we use Celsius you see and so the numbers are lower 80 would be 26.6 which if you are here is on the cool to warm side if you go lower you going towards cold and our winter season is about to set in
    Quick question does River Rd go into a river and Mt Baldy is it cause with all snowpeaked top looks bald of vegetation hahaha
    ~B

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    1. Haha, my apologies to all of you in different countries that use Celsius! πŸ€ͺ me forgets and maybe I’ll start including both as I’ve read other blogs that share both! Lol

      River Rd just runs along the river, and I had to look up Mt Baldy, it’s really Mount San Antonio and the locals (ranchers) nicknamed it along time ago… Haha, I learned something new today! It said it’s nicknamed after Saint Anthony of Padua, go figure. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰
      (I’ve shared photos of another local mountain that’s close by that looks like a saddle, yup, we call it Saddleback! Haha!!)

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      1. hahaha or at least do make sure you add the unit at the because at 100 water will be boiling in Celsius so if temperature were at 80 … that would be crazy hot ending life as we know it

        Saddleback Mountain sounds more sophisticated than Mt Baldy

        ~B

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