Gorgeous beach ride. Loose rein. Calm focused horse. Stunning weather. Lovely companions. I couldn't have asked for more.
Val was still a bit of a handful to bridle, but much improved over our last beach trip. I had to use the fender on the trailer for an impromptu mounting block as the sand piles on the side of the road weren't tall enough to mount from. My horse is tall - I forgot how tall... we towered over Captain Sue and Honey Bee lol :) We were the picture of relaxation as we headed out over the ramp to the beach. I believe Val would have gone on for hours - he tried to continue going south as we neared the ramp to get back off of the beach.
I'm so pleased that we have made our way back to out of arena riding. Equally as much as I want to make progress in our dressage study, I want a happy, willing trail horse.