My journey began at 5am yesterday when I left Las Vegas and headed for Pagosa Springs.
I'm not a lover of long distance driving, but this drive was not bad at all. One of the highlights of the trip was after a petrol stop in Monument Valley, for the next 50 miles it was hard to stay focused on the road ahead. I saw herd after herd of wild horses and wanted to stop and take pictures. The hard shoulder was not that wide or safe for me to stop, but I finally came across a drive way not far from a small herd of three or four horses.
As I was fumbling to get my camera set up, there must have been a tunnel that went under the highway because all of a sudden about 10 more horses joined the herd and they all went running off.
The leader of the pack, a beautiful gray stallion was doing a good job of keeping them all together, and running off an undesirable horse who obviously wanted to be a part of the herd. There were a few foals among them and it was beautiful to watch.
I arrived at the ranch around 5pm. There were clinics going on when I arrived and it took me back to 2004 when I did a level two clinic here. It also made me miss my horses and wished I was able to join them.
I was fortunate to arrive on BBQ and campfire night. It was such a beautiful evening with temperatures much cooler than Las Vegas. The campfire was lit, the guitars came out and people sang. Later in the evening Pat joined in with his guitar and Linda showed up with her two new puppies, Vinny and Moxie who are just adorable.