Horseback riding in Glacier Park

Last Friday a group from my college took a horseback riding trip up in Glacier National Park. I didn’t know anyone, but since the price was incredibly reasonable (and I DO need to get out more) I decided to go along. Besides, I hadn’t been around horses in well over a year… it would’ve been silly for me to skip it. 😀

The horses were mostly Haflingers:

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But there were others, including a few draft crosses.GlacierRide06

GlacierRide04Unfortunately the wranglers specifically asked us NOT to take pictures while riding, which makes sense. I do have a few more I swiped off Facebook though.

GlacierRide02My horse was a buckskin gelding named Rue. (Roo? honestly I don’t know…)

The ride was mostly under the cover of the trees, and since it was cloudy we wouldn’t of been able to see the mountains anyway. There were a few points on the trip where I could look back and see the mountains disappearing into the clouds, which in a way was just as beautiful.

The water level is very high right now as well. We crossed a few bridges and walked along steep banks that overlooked the river. It’s fast and violent and dangerous, which made crossing the bridges a bit nerve-wracking. (at least for me… the horses are all, “meh, I do this everyday…”) I wish I had pictures! It’s amazing how powerful the water is.

About halfway through the ride it started to rain. We didn’t get caught in a downpour, but it rained steadily for quite a while. I’m glad I chose to wear a helmet… it kept the water out of my face. XD

You can’t tell much, but I’m soaked in this picture. My shoes are still drying out.

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GlacierRide01Even with the rain, everyone still had a good time and no one was complaining or anything. I know I had a good time… usually school events conflict with my schedule so it was nice to get out and do something different for a while.

I am so sore though. SO sore. Every joint is protesting movement!

2 thoughts on “Horseback riding in Glacier Park

  1. Looks like you had a good time! I just saw the profile on Jen’s blog about your blog, so I just went back through some of your postings and looked at some of your miniatures. Amazing stuff! I think you’re very talented and very inventive too! The saddlebags are just one of the awesome things you’ve made lately. I’m planning to follow your blog.
    Dee Crawley

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