The Orples Go Horseback Riding


I was looking for something else entirely, and got sidetracked looking through old photos of Magi. Imagine that. One look, and the orples were ready to go horseback riding with my grandson, Jacob, who was about five in this photo. Magi doesn’t appear to be real happy about toting three riders at once, but I guess he figures if Jacob can get his head up, he’ll cooperate. Anyone who hasn’t yet met Magi is welcome to reminisce the past with me in Photos of Days Gone By.

Kick'm in the sides and yell, 'gitty up'. I'm sure he'll go then. :)

Kick’m in the sides and yell, ‘gitty up’. I’m sure he’ll go then. 🙂

If you’d like to join the neighborhood please let me know. Basically, I pull a screen shot from YOUR blog, invite the orples along, then relink back to you, giving you credit for your work, and introducing new people to your blog. In return, I love it when you re-blog or ping-back, giving me a little recognition, too, on your stomping grounds. Olivia really would love to be famous one day, you know. 🙂 For more information, and a potential spot in a projected coffee-table book (with credit given per your specifications on any shots used), feel free to peruse the articles from past posts when you visit the neighbors.

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14 responses to “The Orples Go Horseback Riding

  1. When I used to ride regularly, my favorite mount was a mare named Maggy (coincidentally). Maggy was a dedicated eater and would pull saplings out of the ground and consume them without breaking stride. We came to an agreement that she would let me ride, and I would let her eat. I also stopped at least once per outing to let her graze a while before heading back to the barn. She was a bit rotund, but very sweet — as long as you let her munch. I’m glad the Orples like horses.

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    • Magi and I spent nineteen years together, hitting the trails, the cornfields after the harvest, and the apricot, pear, and apple trees, when the fruit was in season,laying on the ground, awaiting our arrival—we knew the spots to hit. I always used a hackamore on Magi, which made his snacks much more enjoyable I am sure. Yep. The orples love to ride, but not as much as me. 🙂

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    • I made a note of it Maria. When my son finds the time, he is supposed to stop by and change my WordPress address for this blog to orples.net. I am hoping it will not mess up our links. For the time being, I’ll follow your new link to your blog to be sure I am still following you. Hopefully when I make my change, our links will still be okay. We’ll see. 🙂

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