There's a reason the wildflowers stuck around so long this year, and we had the opportunity to enjoy it in full during our maiden packing voyage. A record June rainfall ensured full training for all on this trip which was, otherwise, a complete success. Mattie is trail ready, even with those neon-orange, noisy nylon packs fully loaded. We await a crupper and chest strap which we hope will arrive before we hit the trail again in August - for the Sierra!
|La Purisima Mission, Lompoc|
And as if riding the trails, riding the arena and packing weren't enough, the girls and I also tried our hands at vaulting recently. I've picked up my freelance writing efforts this year to
cover the cost of Maddie's maintenance, and the local paper was interested in this feature.
As usual, the girls joined me for the interview. When we'd wrapped up the work, the girls and I were all invited to give it a shot. V's hooked: