Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Horse-back in the Rockies

We've had some beautiful weather the past couple weeks and this past weekend we took advantage of it by loading up the horses and heading to the mountains to ride. We are so fortunate to live so close to such beautiful scenery. The little bay horse, Sugar, is just 3 years old and we've only been riding her a week, but she is such a gem - so calm and has a whole lot of heart. Here's a few pictures:
Sugar getting saddled up.
Going up!
Giving Sugar a break during the climb up.
Resting near the top.
At the top!
View to the west.
View to the south-east.
This trail is off the Gorge Creek trailhead in the Sheep River area of Kananaskis country - it was about a 4 hour ride with the horses, so if you're hiking, it would be a full day. The trail is great - well maintained and although it's quite a climb, it's not a difficult one.

Do you ride? or hike? Where's your favourite spot to go?

Happy trails,
--Ann