The almost full moon was going down
The sun was coming up
The shadows were long as we were the only horses and riders trotting around the desert surrounded by the Owyhees
Both horses hooves were outfitted with Easycare Gloves - no shoes
The trails we have ridden many times but never have I seen it so brown and dry. This was April and there should have been some grass and wildflowers. Too dry this year.
After the rim loop and back in camp, and Thunder gets vetted by Robert Washington. We are 1/3 of the way through and get an hour to rest up and feed the King anything he wants.
Second loop was the Snake River loop and around Wild Horse Butte. The only grass for the horses was along the river. Really grateful that Regina and crew had put hay out in a couple spots for the horses.
Here we are with the river behind us, trotting along. Both horses were doing great! We finished this loop and were vetted through by 3:07 PM and back out on the trail at 4:07. I told Regina we'd take 4 hours to ride the river loop again.
We finished at 8:11. Regina said we were 4 minutes off my predicted time. HAHA Probably because I had to show Trish these old homestead ruins and take photos. It was a good ride though. We tied at the finish line and Thunder got Best Condition. Great day!!