Over the long weekend we loaded up the family and horses and headed to Yuma, Arizona. My SIL, Denise, and her hubby, Jeff, have a place on the Colorado River. On Thanksgiving we had a wonderful traditional meal prepared by Denise; most of us promptly fell into a turkey coma or pretended to watch a football game. The youngsters had clean up...yes!
We boarded the horses at the Crying Coyote Ranch. On Friday we took advantage of the round pen and arena at the ranch. Max was a little freaked out by the new surroundings so it was nice to have the opportunity to work him in a controlled environment. Even with that he gave Don (my hubby) a wild ride; side stepping and bucking. Max is a beautiful horse, has a sweet personality but his lack of confidence can make him a challenge to ride.
Later on Friday we all piled into the 4-wheelers and hit the hills along with several other families. Noah, my son, was behind the wheel of the Jeep with Don as navigator, and Jeff the Hummer. This was Noah's first time driving on the Jeep trails; as we are driving along Jeff commented that theses trails were not "Offroading 101".