We started off Saturday by sleeping in, which was awesome. Then we had to drive all over the peninsula.
We started by going to the Woodside bakery. If I were a millionaire, I’d love to this town in a second. It’s dedicated to horses. There are horse trails everywhere, a world class horse park, horse farms everywhere, and hitching posts at the bakery. I want to live in a town where I can ride to a bakery. The hardware store in the same shopping center sells horse supplies. As we were driving around, we saw people out riding their horses along the horse paths.
Next up was a trip to the used tack sale at the horse therapy center. This sale is great: they have tons of stuff, everything is a decent price, and your purchases all go to charity. Today, we really scored. My husband has been wanting his own treeless saddle and we’d been looking around online. When we walked in to the sale, they had a used Freeform treeless saddle.
These things sell new for $1900+. The used one? $295. It’s so nice; I’ve already threatened to steal it from him. We’ll need to get a saddle pad, stirrups, and girth for it. But we would have had to buy those with a new one too, so it’s still an amazing deal. I also picked up a used leather lead rope with chain for $10 and leather western style breastplate (for trail riding) for $12. And a sweat scraper for $1. Love this sale.
We left the sale and drove around to check out the horse trailer parking situations at Huddart and Edgewood Parks. Huddart is good, Edgewood is not going to be possible. Then we drove to the feed store then got lunch at the biker bar in Portola Valley (also a horse town – the biker bar has hitching posts too). Then we finally headed to our barn.
I rode Dijon and we headed over to the winery. I don’t trust Nilla to stay tied, so we can only go to the winery when I have Dijon. My husband did a tasting at the winery and I had a coke – I don’t really like wine. The winery employees all know us because my husband is a wine club member and he gets free tastings once a month. We’re also rather memorable as the only people who ride to the winery. Because my husband had missed last month’s tasting, they gave him a free glass of wine to drink.
|It’s good to be a regular|
We had our drinks sitting under the trees and then headed back to the horses. I think I need to find a way to incorporate more purple into Dijon’s tack. Any ideas?
|he also has purple bell boots on|
|You have treats?|
I want to live where i can ride to the bakery too! It sounds like a terrific day. I think a beaded browband with purple beads would complete Dijon's ensemble….
I didn't even think about a purple brow band. Good idea! Thanks.
I love all the purple on Dijon- it's such a good color on him!
He's just so pretty – I think anything would look good on him. But the purple collection has been growing and it definitely suits him.