Thursday, October 07, 2010

Tuck on the Trail

A Good Boy

I rode early, but not as early as I intended.  But the woods were quiet, dark and deep with miles to go before I sleep----oops, apologies to Robert Frost.  The woods were quiet but the sunlight was filtering through the trees.

Quite beautiful, actually.

Tucker was virtually an angel.  Aside from stopping now and then--with my permission--to snack on the trees, he was settled and calm.  Even when we got to the point where the scary ATV's appeared yesterday, he did not react, but just kept walking.

He was the only one I rode as I had some errands to run and had already frittered away a good part of the day. But Chance had a fairly longish ride yesterday and Toby was simply not interested, so Tucker was the star attraction.

I did just a little ring work when we got back and actually worked him on the bit for a few circuits of the arena.  He was a little sticky about taking his right lead, but didn't protest as much as he had the last time we tried.  I think too, he is more comfortable when he is in a frame than just being left to his own devices on a loose rein.

At any rate, we had a good day.

And oh, yes,  no BUGS!!!


  1. Just catching up with yesterday and today...glad you guys weren't hurt after the ATV almost-incident, and your morning ride sounds wonderful :)

  2. I love the fall, no bugs is one of the perks. Tuck sounds like a superstar today. So glad to hear you had a lovely ride, it was a beautiful day.

  3. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Fall is my favorite season - even if it is followed by winter! Glad you and Tucker got in a nice ride sans ATVs.

  4. I am amazed that he felt relaxed for his trail ride. He must have remembered - you don't suppose he knew that the ATV's would not be in the woods in the morning?

    No bugs!? Finally!

  5. Sounds like a nice ride.

  6. NO BUGS. How lucky you are! We are drowned by flies, it is the grape harvest. This year is pretty horendous regarding flies. I am even considerating the idea of anti-flies rug O_o!!!

    I am happy you avoided the inicident yesterday with ATV. Gosh, scary!