|Enjoying the ring, 2011|
We are super lucky in that our town park has a gorgeous riding ring, trails and galloping paths, and even some XC jumps. Yup. My tax dollars pay for XC jumps. How many people can say that?
|Mowed galloping paths for miles!|
Without further ado, here are some of the new additions and renovations, courtesy of hard-working volunteers. More jumps are being added, painted and a dressage arena is in the works, but this is one heck of a good start.
And PS - for you non-horse folk who read the blog, I'm very sorry, but photos of barrels and logs excite us horse people to no end, especially when we get to jump over them.
|These barrels were pushed off into some brush along a pathway. Enter some standards and a groundline, and we have a nice jump!|
|High Log and Low Log, a bank is being built not too far away. Hopefully people who walk their dogs in the park won't think the bank is a relaxing seat for them, and have a horse barreling up to it.|
|Those of you who wanted a bump pic, voila. And for good measure, I'm standing like a duck. Good Lord, what's wrong with me?? That's Sue H., another volunteer helping me kick a log into place.|
|The sexiest jump builder of all time, Ladies and Gents! This guy did all the hard labor and I got to hold the shovel and point out where things should go. All I had to do was get him a burger and curly fries afterward, and he was happy.|
|The dilapidated tire jump, 2011.|
|The rebuilt tire jump, 2012.|
|Clearing the trails behind the galloping fields.|