Although I have two horses, I haven't ridden in some time. They are both pretty old (going on 24-25) and one has bad feet. Even when I lose both these guys, I will never lose my love of riding. I didn't realize quite how much I missed it until recently.
My friend Sandy horse camps with her family quite often up in the Sierras near Sonora Pass at a campground designed especially for horses and their riders called Clarks Fork. She has asked me several times, but I was never able to go because I worked. BUT NOW!!!!! I'm all over it!!!
Lucky for me, she has an extra horse and no one to ride with her. She has been riding them a lot lately so they will be in shape for the 9000 foot altitude. Today I went with her to make sure my saddle fit Pete well enough so it did not cause sores. Horses have different size withers and backs, so saddle fit is very important. I have ridden this saddle for 25 years and it's still in great shape and fit him fine.
So for now I'll don my hat and say so long Pardner .... Happy Trails!!!