Monday, May 17, 2010

Horseback Riding in the Kaibab National Forest

We went on a very pleasant two hour horseback ride earlier today.  Lynda and myself, along with a young army Major and his wife, rode with our guide Marilyn through the Ponderosa pine forest on the rolling hillside of the Kaibab National Forest.

We spotted several Albert’s (Tassel-Eared) squirrels, saw the flash of a couple Whitetail Deer and came upon a small herd of Elk.  We also rode past several free range cattle that paid us no attention whatsoever, and met a gnarled old pine tree that Marilyn claims is at least 500 years old.

We might have spotted more wildlife if the Major’s horse did not, for two hours straight, expel voluminous quantities of gas… loudly and with great vigor.  Praise the gods for the great outdoors, in which the swirling atoms of noxious gas were quickly and thoroughly diluted, thus sparing me an awful exposure to the most intimate details of this fine horse’s digestive output.  This gassy display was so impressive that I took a photograph of the beast’s delivery mechanism so you, dear reader, could also enjoy the experience. 

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1 comment:

RognCath said...

Thanks for sharing the gratuitous butt shot. I feel as though I was almost there with you.

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