Kacy from All Horse Stuff and I took our mares to the beach over Memorial Day weekend. She has a friend that owns a beautiful beach house near Tillamook Bay on the Oregon coast. I went last year, and things went really well, she was a little amped, but she worked through things. This time, Maddy was cool as a cucumber. She settled right in and buddied up to Washashe. We had a first ride on Saturday and even with the wind, she just plugged along and had some really nice, relaxed canters on beach. She is still a bit nervous about the water. I have her going in, but not above the knee and when a wave comes in, she wants out. We are working on that. On day two, we let them open up along the beach. I don't think I have ever gone that fast on a horse (even my old barrel horse never got that fast!)...a little fun, a little nerve racking, but exhilarating. Day three was a shorter beach ride with a little more focus on some pattern work in the sand. I really had a wonderful time and really proud of the mares...they really shined this weekend. Enjoy some pics of Kacy enjoying the sand.
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