Today, the guy wranglers were scheduled to do trail maintenance. I saw them packing up a pack horse this morning and heading out. The girl wrangler stayed behind to take what few rides they expected. That was nice, but again, more rides showed up than planned; now this is great news for the Livery.
The weather was so wonderful today and our guests all had plans, so Bill and I decided to grab a couple horses and go help with the trail maintenance. As we were walking to the corral we passed a couple guys looking disappointed. When asked if we could help they commented on wanting to take a ride but ....
Just then Compass spotted us and - well, you can guess the rest. We got pressed into action.
Now, I like taking out rides; Bill - not so much. He likes to ride with friends, etc. but is kind of 'done' with the wrangling thing, so I wasn't sure how this was going to go.
|Compass getting the first guy up on the biggest horse she has, Blue.|
Notice Bill is turned completely around in his seat, explaining the Sleeping Indian. This is definitely a guy who maybe has missed being a trail guide - at least a little bit. Jesse and I just rode drag.
As we are returning to the Livery, he tells them, "You have now conquered part of the Rocky Mountains sitting on a animal whose tongue weighs more than his brain." I'm sure Ranger was rolling his eyeballs by that time. He did earn us a great tip. The lodging season is starting out a tad slow, but the riding season is off to a super start - at least for us!