We had thunderstorms and rain all weekend long. Bah!! A friend and I had taken our mares to Westcliffe to compete in our first ACTHA ride - competitive trail. We were both so excited and made the 3 hour journey the night before the ride. Unfortunately, we woke up the next morning after sleeping in the trailer to rain, thunder, clouds... hardcore weather. They ended up canceling the ride, but we decided to stick around and ride a bit in between rain showers. We probably rode about 1.5 hours, maybe 2. The property was gorgeous and it was so nice to get a chance to see it from horseback. We practiced water crossings, got a few cows to move, cantered up a hill, and just had a nice little ride.
The ride back was uneventful and I look forward to our next ride together. Hopefully, next time the weather cooperates!