Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lord Creek Hunter Pace

Two years ago, a friend of mine rode the Lord Creek Hunter Pace in Old Lyme and commented on what a beautiful ride it was. I wanted to go last year, but Hurricane Irene damaged the trails so badly, it was cancelled.

This year, I called Debbie and we made it happen. The ride was back in September, but I've been a little busy so am finally posting about it! Secret and Duncan were both at their first hunter pace ever, but behaved really well. The weather was beautiful and Mary was right - it is a gorgeous farm and the perfect location for a hunter pace.

Secret was game all day, I credit that with the horse camping trip to Rhode Island and the ride at Tyrone Farm. She is getting much more confident in her abilities. Unlike Tyrone Farm, she also behaved really well all day - there was no bucking at Lord Creek!

We rode 9 miles, and passed other horses, were passed by teams, crossed water, sloshed through mud and much more. Hopefully we can return to this ride next year.

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