Come Away With Me

June 4, 2009 at 9:59 am 16 comments

I though you might enjoy a horseback ride today so come away with me to the Idaho mountains… I hope you enjoy the tour. 

Now who will I take? 

Look for the “knob” on the mountain between the big guy’s hocks (back knees), that’s our destination today!ridea

We need a strong fast mount. 

Meet the horse my friends dubbed “Mountain Mare”…ride

Up, up, up the mountain we go.

This is the view part of the way up the mountain.

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Here we are just before we “lost” our riding partners who were not interested in “boonie-bashing” as we call it.  Hiking up deer trails without hesitation is how my mare got her nickname!

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Now where is that big rocky knob?

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Come on dogs!

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I think we’re getting close

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There it is!ride6

Too bad horses can’t climb rocks, we won’t be standing up there today.

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That’s okay, the view from here is awesome!

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 Ready for the long ride down?ride14

The sun is getting high and I’m getting hungry!ride15

Thanks for riding with Mountian Mare and I

were glad you came along!

 

 

 

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purplemoose  |  June 4, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Wow!!! Awesome!! Such a beautiful area you live in.

    Reply
    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  June 4, 2009 at 5:55 pm

      We are truly blessed! I just sat in the garden this afternoon on a log listening to a Redbreasted Robin telling me to “get out” so he could snatch worms for his babies. I watched a red tailed hawk circling the grounds looking for mice or snakes and I even heard a woodpecker carving out a hole in a nearby tree! Wow, is right!!

      Reply
  • 3. gfe-gluten free easily  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    How lovely! This post reminds me of our guest ranch expeditions to Montana and Alberta. Such a neat experience. I’m so glad you are enjoying this type of life on a regular basis, Jessie!

    Shirley

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    • 4. glutenfree4goofs  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:20 pm

      Shirley-Oooh! I love the beauty of Canada and those big mountains vs big skies in Montana!
      Liz- Nice to meet you! How old is your son?

      Reply
  • 5. Liz  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading your blog more. I homeschooled my son last year (sniff..I miss it). And I also look forward to perusing those yummy recipes of yours!

    Reply
  • 6. JoAnn  |  June 6, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    So beautiful! I really envy you Jessie! 🙂

    We may move to Idaho someday to be closer to my family. Two of my adult daughters and two of my grandchildren live near Boise, while my brother and his family plus my 86-year-old aunt live in Coeur D’Alene.

    Reply
    • 7. glutenfree4goofs  |  June 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm

      JoAnn-Huh, maybe my Grandma knows your aunt! 🙂 It’s a small town

      Reply
  • […] of course was extatic.  I’ve got three horses of my own but it’s a strange motley crew.  One 16+ hand draft horse (tall and WIDE) a short […]

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  • 9. 100 « Blog Schmog  |  July 14, 2009 at 11:20 am

    […] love to ride in the mountains alone – yeah that’s smart […]

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  • 10. Random 12 – since I can’t spell « Blog Schmog  |  December 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    […] 9. Enjoy horseback riding? My favorite thing in the world!  This summer I went close to three times a week.  I came face to face with a huge Bull MOOSE!  He looked me in the eye from about 30 feet away.  I traveled to the top of a local peak and saw the WORLD!   LOVE IT!  Want a virtual tour?  See THIS post. […]

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  • 11. Deer in my front yard. « Blog Schmog  |  February 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    […] Here’s the first, with lighter colored ears, who proceeded into the horse pasture, took a bite of hay and went on her way. You can see Mountain Mare’s tail. Click here for a virtual horseback ride into the Idaho mountains. […]

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  • 12. Jo Kime  |  February 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I love your pictures and the horseback ride!! How fun! It was good to see you last night Jess and thanks for the awesome story about the Hebrews! Love ya Jo

    Reply
  • 13. 100 AGAIN « Blog Schmog  |  February 10, 2010 at 5:49 am

    […] love to ride in the mountains alone – yeah that’s smart eh since I have no sense of […]

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  • 14. Carrie L. Lewis  |  April 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for the ride! I love horses, but don’t ride very much.

    I love the mountains, but have never seen them in person (I live in Kansas).

    These views are fantastic. Makes me want to get out my paints or colored pencils and paint something!

    Reply
    • 15. Jess @ Blog Schmog  |  April 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

      Thanks for coming with me! 🙂 Maybe someday you can visit and see, smell, hear my mountains.

      Reply
  • 16. Friday for Fun | Blog Schmog  |  May 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

    […] I am so spoiled, I get to do my favorite thing often. Mine would have to be a nice long horseback ride alone with Mountain Mare! In case you missed last years virtual horseback ride, here is the link. […]

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