Thanksgiving was over....we had everything back to normal and decided to go for a ride. On Saturday it was a ride "as usual." We went to the Dunes and had a great ride -- partly walking, mostly going a bit faster (running sometimes), and it was great. The Dunes looked different since our last ride there in the fall; more leaves down, a farther view, but beautiful in a different way. The trails there will be closed to horseback riding and open to cross-country skiers soon, so we wanted to have "one last fling" so to speak.
Sunday we decided to take the trails near our house. Zora could use some discipline, so we had Divna in the lead, with Zora following. It was amazing! We actually walked through the trails of Otis -- something that doesn't happen very often. With Divna in the lead, Zora kept pace and stayed behind, walking the entire time. It was not easy for her, but she did it. Quite a different experience, seeing everything at a slower pace. You can really see everything....but it is a bit colder! There is something to be said for the warmth of exciting riding in winter.....it helps keep the body temp up!
It really boils down to the fact that no matter when you ride, the temperature in which you ride, the people you ride with, how you ride, or where you ride, the most important thing is that you RIDE! It is one of God's greatest pleasures on this Earth.