Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Billy to the Rescue

I have been melting the last two days in Oregon with 100 degree temperatures. I came back from California expecting to get some nice breezy days, but it has been so hot.
On my first trail ride down in Yreka, we braved the elements and headed out behind the property to explore the cave. Laura was on a young paint she is starting named "Billy the Kid." I was on good old "Buddy." We took all the dogs which range from "Benny" the Corgi, all the way up to a Rhodesian Ridgeback named "Annie." The cave is like a natural amphitheatre and it looks out directly at Mt. Shasta. It is owned by the "Pitheons." I have tried to find out something about them to no avail. Apparently they hold a yearly meeting up there. They have built an altar and bleachers all the way around. There is a natural spring in the corner, where the dogs drank. It really is a neat place. We headed out and rode up on top of the cave and back around with all the dogs in tow. The little Corgi, Benny, started to slow down and we were worried about him. So I climbed down and gave him to Laura. Billy the Kid just casually looked at him draped over his back. We started to head home. For being new under saddle, Billy was great in dealing with Benny on his back. Laura was very impressed and is going to use Billy with tourists in the future.


Rising Rainbow said...

That's pretty cool that a youngster would take to it like that.

What a racket for the corgi! He knows how to get a

arthist99 said...

How awesome - doggies riding horses. I love it!

RICHARD said...

Please give me a call or send me an email with a way to contact you-- see my website: for my email and phone. Richard

Tracey said...

Looks like a couple of Aussies up there in that cave.

Hasn't the heat been horrible? So glad it's beginning to cool back down.

Donna said...

Wow, a trail ride with a cave, how cool is that? LOL on the dog. There's a cat at my barn who'll get on and drape himself over a saddle like that.