Now, this was a bit of a big deal, as Andre hasn't been out in company before, much less on busy trails. Ari has been on the back burner for quite some time and his last trail ride was last year with Julie. This was my second ride and the plan was to ride a little farther than an hour, but only at a walk, as we had two green horses in the group.
The Pilchuck Tree Farm at the Bracken parking lot is great for youngsters - reasonably good footing, tons of different loops, mild to major challenges (you just pick which ones you want).
Two of our party through Galen's ears.
We didn't stay out very long as I had to wimp out. My ankle (NOT the one that had surgery!) really started hurting at about an hour and 15 minutes. Everyone else was good sports and we headed back to the trailers, where Katie took a group photo of us (except for her- but she and her horse were on the trail with us).
Then, we all met back at Fish Creek Farm and had a lovely potluck dinner/lunch, complete with homemade wine from Aarene and Jim.
Such a nice day!