Nine riders of the Horseback Riding Group enjoyed a cool but pretty morning ride down the Tanque Verde Wash on Feb. 11. The riders were in two groups riding at separate times to give all riders a chance to spread out and enjoy the ride. After meeting at the trailhead, the groups entered the wide trail where riders could enjoy riding next to friends and chatting. There were shallow streams to cross in spots as we passed towering vegetation on either side of the wash. Upon turning to return to the trailhead, there were magnificent views of the Rincon Mountains. It was wonderful to see these pretty mountains that had been obscured by clouds in prior days.
The riding group headed to the Saguaro East National Park on March 11 to enjoy a Sunset Ride, which always has a lot of interest. It is a beautiful time to ride! The sunset glow of the desert and the mountains is not to be missed! After that ride the group is on hiatus until September. The secretary will post the name, address, and phone numbers of area stables for people to call and arrange their own rides over the late spring and summer months.
If you would be interested in the group’s activities, go to the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA website at saddlebrookeranchhoa.org, select “Things to do” and “Clubs.” There in the middle column is a link to the “Horseback Riding Group.” Click on that andit will take you to a web page about the group’s activities. Over to the right side you can see the “Read News” section for upcoming rides. If you would like to participate, simply click on the link “Contact Us” at the top above “News,” give your name, the ride you want to join, and the time if there is a choice. The secretary, Rebecca Williams, will get back to you with a confirmation and can help with any questions you may have. You can participate as often as you choose. All rides are one hour and at a walk, just to enjoy the scenery.