Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Riders of the Howlett Trail


The girl in the lead was just darling. She tried to calm a very concerned Amy, our dog, who was pulled a few feet off the path. The path leads up to Ernie Howlett Park.

15 comments:

Bibi said...

This looks like fun. Are you able to rent these horses or are these horse owners out for a ride?

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph.
I see everyone enjoying the ride.
Costas.

Powell River Books said...

I always thought it was so cool to have all the trails around PV. I would have loved to live there with a horse. - Margy

brattcat said...

This looks like such a great way to spend a day!

Virginia said...

Wait.... I think I spotted Dale Evans!!!
What a great shot Tash. I couldn't possibly take a photo and ride a horse at the same time. I need both hands for my death grip on the reins.
V

altadenahiker said...

You live in such a pretty, pretty place. (My dogs don't like horses either. They most particularly don't like my horse.)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ooh, horseback riding! I've wanted to take lessons and really learn how to ride since forever. Now I'm too afraid of falling off and getting head trauma. One more example of why it's hell getting old. Wonderful scene.

EG Wow said...

Looks like a lovely day. I cannot believe how tall the yellow wildflowers are this time of year!

Virginia said...

Hiker,
Maybe the dogs have seen you hit the trail on yo head once too many times!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

I think Amy would love to play with all beautiful horses there!Cool picture! :)
*** oh girl, thanks so much for all precious hints, we just arrived from our trip and it was wonderful!I will write you soon!
hugs
Léia

Lisa Wilson said...

What fun! Beautiful photo.

Kim said...

What a lovely trail it is, too. This was my favorite thing to do on weekends growing up, but the stables we patronized usually only allowed riding along those paved things that pass for "rivers" down there :-). . .not much fun except that we were on our beloved horses.
-Kim

Kim said...

@ altadenahiker: My dad gave my grandma a french poodle so she would have company at the house when she and grandpa moved to a cattle ranch where he would be away tending the cattle all day. Well, it wasn't long before grandpa trained the dog to go out with him to work most days! The dog loved it. I'll never forget seeing this poodle (which grandma kept groomed in the traditional poodle hair cut) slung over the withers in front of the saddle horn, limp as a dishrag and sound asleep after a long day of running on the ranch. He loved horses.
-Kim

Lori Lynn said...

These horse photos are terrific. Love the mustard too.
LL

Sharon Creech said...

This photo has such a beautiful, ethereal quality. I want to join the riders!