Yesterday Briar and I went riding on the mountain and took Jocelyn with us. We had a very uneventful ride other than the porcupine and the fireworks. I know better than to jinx myself when I tell Jocelyn that the biggest fears I have a a bolting horse and one that spins out from under me. No sooner did those words come out of my mouth when the neighborhood kids blasted off their left over fireworks. All three horses – even my most placid Mare – teleported 10 feet sideways. Hailey tried to bolt but Briar had her under control quickly.

Jocelyn’s horse Star gets here in less than a month. After a couple of weeks of arena work we will be hitting the trails. Yay for new riding buddies!!