My friend Brett and I had a GREAT ride the other day down in Gardner Canyon. The weather was perfect, not too hot, but still sunny with a nice little breeze blowing. And the views go on forever...
Brett, although she doesn't claim to be a cowgirl, loves riding and I can put her on any horse and not really have to worry about her. Here she is with our big guy, Chini.
And me with our little girl, Sassy.
Gardner Canyon is a beautiful and relaxing place to ride with it's rolling hills and wide open spaces. We are so lucky to live only 14 miles down the road from it. The Arizona Trail, which is a hiking/horseback trail, runs from the Mexican border up through the middle of the state and ends near the border with Utah (I believe) and it runs right through the Canyon.
We came across this little meadow that was just full of wild sunflowers. There were all kinds of butterflies and bees flitting around. Photo op!
It was a perfect day on horseback, riding and chatting and catching up on things with an old friend and enjoying the beautiful scenery. We never saw another person the entire day! What could be better? Days like that just don't come often enough.