I put Biscuit in the stud pen on Tuesday night so I wouldn't have any problem catching him. I got out to the barn at 6:50 AM. I got Biscuit out, set him up to eat, hooked up the trailer, got the hay, loaded Biscuit and voila! I was on my way.
I made good time driving at a steady 55 mph. I hit the dam straight up at 9:00 AM I pulled into the #7 where Kellie usually parks and unloaded Biscuit. He was just fine. Tied him to the Brenderup and shortly after that Cheri showed up and backed into #7.
They unloaded their horses and we got to meet each other. I started tacking up Biscuit and he started getting a little jumpy. When I was cinching him up he was nervous as a cat. I walked him around and Cheri held him while I mounted. As soon as I mounted he calmed down.
Her friends, Evelyn, Karen and her husband joined the ride. We started off and went to the 4 way crossroads and went left. We ended up going to the waterfall and eating lunch. It was beautiful and so peaceful there!!! Afterwards, we bushwhacked through a new area and then we went down to the lake.
Literally NO beach..but plenty of garbage. That is a shame. Biscuit drank and walked around a bit and then PLOPPED down in the water. OMG no warning whatsoever. Just PLOP. He easily got up and I took him out. We got back in as I figured he'd already plopped down and Evelyn was trying to encourage her mare Annie to get in. Well, he plopped down again. I can image he was hot and just wanted to cool off.
It was great meeting new people to ride with. I was able to track it on my new Garmin which wa a thrill for me.