Monday, October 18, 2010

Ride 'Em Cowgirl!

Well, I managed to stay on my horse on Saturday though my backside is killing me!! Halfway through our one hour ride I kept having to lift myself out of the saddle as it was like sitting on time I'm bringing a cushion to sit So here were our horses patiently waiting for us to arrive. By the way, before I get into the photos I'd like to thank everyone (including the horses) at Sagebrush Ranch. They came and picked us up, though we didn't have far to go from my friend Jennifer's house where we all met and it wasn't very far to go though probably not very easy to find. The ladies that helped us on our horses and led us through the desert were great. I was so comfortable with my horse and they all seemed to have great temperaments and followed each other well. If you ever are in Las Vegas and want to do something completely different from the usual then this is a great place to start and their prices are very reasonable.

Okay I know it isn't your usual cowgirl gear but, hey, I was comfortable and it was a warm day despite it being the middle of October. Luckily for us we did this ride on Saturday as by Sunday we were having thunderstorms.

Yes, I was on the slowest horse of the group and it didn't help that he kept stopping to munch on those bushes. There were 7 of us and the woman in the green top (2nd from the back) was a guide as was the first woman.

Just like being in an old Western movie. Kept hoping to stop at the local saloon for a gunfight!

As you can see it was pretty cloudy but as I said it was still really warm. I had my factor 30 on and still managed to grab some sun. After the ride we went back to Jenny's house and she had a great spread for us. There were a few new friends there as well as some old and it was a great day that I think everyone enjoyed. Hopefully we will be able to something like this again. I can't believe it has been close to 30 years since I've been on a horse but it was (pardon the cliche) just like riding a bike.


  1. That looks like a lot of fun. What beautiful scenery too.

  2. Looks like a fun way to spend the day! Only in Vegas can you be at the subdivision walls one minute and in the middle of the desert the next!

  3. Yes Ann you said it! Though always kinda weird being THAT far away from the hustle and bustle only to still see it in the distance.

    Sharla, how true and it was a great day. Next time you are down this way you should try them.

  4. Looks like it was a fun way to spend a day and the scenery is amazing.