The day before I went to Double Heart I met the farrier Mike in Lumberton to get new gators for Biscuit's hoof boots. I learned something...I should be putting the same boot on the same hoof every time. Duh. Didn't know that. I put the gators on when I got home...with the tips Mike gave me I didn't have a problem. I even put the little purple strap on the middle.
Then on Tuesday August 5th I hauled up to Double Heart to meet Cherie, Tammy and Caren for a ride. I got out to the barn and fed Biscuit and Sarge. I didn't have any problem with Biscuit. He was filthy though with mud in his mane.
I took him up to the wash rack and hosed him off before leaving. I stopped once in Buna for a Starbucks cold coffee drink. I bought a lottery ticket for $2 and won $5. I was excited! Got a sandwich and cookies to share.
Got up to the DH and unloaded Biscuit. Cherie got there a little bit later. We tacked up and rode in a loop to the left. We did a little cantering (Biscuit was long trotting) down a road. We looped around and back to DH for lunch. We shared a nice lunch and watermelon. We mounted up again and rode to the right and around to the #8 and then back up #1 trail.
We rode just short of 9 miles. It was so much fun.
I took a shower before I left. It was pretty dang hot up there and humid.