Our World – Family Trail Ride

We had a family reunion on a ranch near Island Park, Idaho last week. While there we signed up for a trail ride.

Uncle Bob and Shiloh

As we gathered brother Bob and nephew Shiloh honed their roping rope untangling skills.


Sister Ellen, (left), Dad, and Sweetie chattted.


The smirking stars of the day were trying to figure out who of the dudes they were going throw off during the ride.


The lead wrangler was showing us how to get on the horse. I didn’t catch his next move where standing where he is, he jumped and swung his right leg over the horse and into the saddle as smooth as silk. Without breaking his serious face he asked if we had any questions. I love smart alecky wranglers.


So after everybody was on their horse (using platforms) we were ready to go.


Off we went across the sagebrush and up a hill against a beautiful blue sky.


Alongside a small lake.


Across lush green meadows.


And through the woods.


We stopped and the wranger took photographs with our cameras. Left to right is brother-in-law Irv, brother Bob, sister Ellen, SuperPizzaBoy, nephew Mr. Beans, Sweetie, and Me!


Irv documented the return trek.


Here is my horsecam view of yet another small lake close to the stable. 

All of our butts were a little sore but we were happpy.

Our World Tuesday

12 thoughts on “Our World – Family Trail Ride

  1. Leedslass

    That looks as though it was a fun trek. The only time I got on a horse was on holiday when I was about 12 and it ran away with me. At least that’s my recollection, it probably only moved a little too quickly:-)

  2. Sylvia K

    What fun! I’m a horse lover and had horses of my own at one time and I do miss riding! Looks like such a great trip and family gathering!! I love your captures — and your words — as always and, as always, thanks for the smiles to start my day!!

  3. DrillerAA09

    What a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. I’m sure that SPB was thrilled with this adventure. Our family outing is next month on Table Rock Lake and Branson, MO.

  4. Gaelyn

    This looks like a fun family outing. I’ll bet SPB was the only one without a sore butt seeing he gets more practice.

  5. Barb

    Ride em cowboy! Were you walking bow-legged the next day, Yogi? SPB probably felt right at home in the saddle.

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