Friday afternoon we loaded the horses and headed our trailer down the road to a spot just to the SE of Casa Grande. We were joining some folks from the Arizona Back Country Riders for a journey through the Picacho Mountains.
We found a great spot with good scenery and a tree to fasten our high line so the horses don’t need to be tugging on the side of the trailer, and they seem to be enjoying the freedom of the high line.
Friday night, as usual, there were only a couple of other folks at the site, so it was an early night.
We were up with the sun and soon we were saddled and ready to ride.
We headed off on some jeep trails and over a ridge in the mountains to the other side. The desert is pretty nice this time of year. Things are starting to green up and spring is just around the corner here on the Southern Ranges, even our northern horses are shedding out.
One of the stops along the way was at some Petroglyphs that Brenda captured to share.
It was interesting to find some ancient writings interspersed with more modern stuff. Some might call it graffiti but I guess in a couple of thousand years it will all be a great archaeological find again.
After the ride we finished up the evening with a potluck which as usual had some great food and even better company.
Too soon it was Sunday morning and time for us to start getting our rig ready to travel home, but not without a last look around for some more photo’s and of course the “see ya agains” that we share with our new and old friends.
These two horses were sharing a morning dust bath with the rising sun.