We grabbed the boys and threw bareback pads on them to keep our jeans clean. And off we went.
This time, we weren't looking for trail damage, just riding for the joy of it. And the horses seemed to be enjoying it, too. We saw a group of hikers way off in the distance, walking their llamas. That was the only people we saw. But after coming over a small rise in the trail, we surprised a herd (flock?) of a dozen or so big horn sheep by the trail. Actually, they didn't seem surprised at all, we were the startled ones.
They were content to just watch us sort of out of the corner of their eyes and keep eating.
|Herd of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep|
We finally rode off, and finished our ride.
By God, I love it up here.