The last two summers, since we moved out to our place, I've either ridden in the pastures or the arena. Pretty boring and I know I didn't put as many miles on as I should. Then again when I boarded all I did was ride in the arena or ditch ride by the highway.
Over coffee a couple of my friends & I were talking about riding to each other's houses. I went on Google Earth and plotted the course, more to check distance than as a map (obviously I know where they live lol)
While I was playing around on GE I also mapped out a few routes, again to track distance as I know where I am. They're basically all still just ditch riding. Around here its all acreages, farms and pastures. Unless we ride in one of our pastures & arenas or haul somewhere that's about all there is around here for riding.
BTW thanks to GE I now know that the track in our pasture is 3/4 mile and although not a perfect oval its not as irregular as I had thought.
Yesterday Voodoo & I met up with Deville & Shann and we rode what we're calling "the small block" (or the south small block). From my barn, out and back it was 5 3/4 miles.
Voodoo was a complete
One nice thing about this mild winter we had, my horses that were on pasture sure kept nice condition. Voodoo's cinch has been on the same hole without a hay belly from standing around in the pens. And while he's not conditioned he isn't as out of shape as I would have thought, he just worked up a light sweat on our ride (and he's still got winter hair)
Next time I hope to get some pics or videos (not that there will be much to look at lol). I didn't take my camera this time because of how Voodoo was acting when we were getting ready. I really thought he was going to be a handful.