It was delightful to get a start on the New Year with a ride into the desert. Tobe and I did a lesson with Jerry Tindell in the arena, and then went for a walk, just the two of us, in the slanting afternoon light to enjoy being together. I'm working on focusing on less hands and more leg, and Tobe is glad I'm doing that! The more I can tell him clearly what to do, the better mule he can be.
Onward into a New Year with more skill and more adventures!
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Not! Walking on the Edison access dirt road, trails through the desert, or roads cut for the housing developments that have only partially materialized. The presence of off-road minibike riders was unnerving, roaring down the desert trails, but they never came too close.
Altitude gain: 111 feet