Well,you never know what you will run into on a trail ride anymore.....a few days back,the weather was nice and I had finished early with my farm chores ,training,so before going home I thought,I am going to saddle up my QH mare Risky and go for a nice ride along the river on my friend's farm.

It was wonderful being out on my favorite horse,slight breeze,sun shining,birds singing.Great day to be alive...just my horse and me,so I thought!

We had riden for a couple of hours and I said to Risky,"want to go splash about in the river a bit before we head back"?She seemed to understand and started to prance towards the river.I quickly dimounted and removed the saddle and rode her bareback into the river.

She was having a blast pawing the water,getting us both quite wet! I let her have her head and just have fun.As we made our way around a little bend in the river we came to abrupt stop...we both must have looked like we were suspended in time,lol! I couldn't believe my eyes.There right in front of us were three guys skinny dipping!!!!

After I came back to my senses so to speak...I could hear them saying,"hey,come on in.""come join us"! All that I could mutter was something like,"in your dreams",as Risky & I turned tail and made our way back to the bank.

Once back on dry land I slid from Risky's back and just buried my face in her mane laughing till I thought I'd burst!!! Funny thing was I think Risky was giving them the horse laugh too!!!

I have come across some crazy,funny things on my rides,but this one took the cake.When I got back to the farm and told my friends Rob and christine,they too burst out laughing.Rob said,"didn't know I had a swimming hole on my property for skinny dippers....maybe I should post a sign saying "skinny dipping at own risk"? Very funny,Rob...whos' side are you on...hmmmm. I think Risky & I will stay away from the river for a while,lol!

Happy Riding All!

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Comment by Connie Breedveld on December 31, 2010 at 9:18pm

Hi Mary Ella...thank you for the message.Glad you liked the story.MaryElla,I think you are right,I think we were pen-pals at one time!You  have a good memory,haha!Amazing that we reconnect again.We have a lot to catch up on Mary Ella,so please keep in touch?If you like I can give you my personal e-mail addy?

You take care and have a Happy New Year!

Hoping to hear from you....Connie

Comment by Mary Ella on December 31, 2010 at 9:40am
Great story - so funny!!! I was trying to send you a message but it didn't work - I think we may have been "pen pal" A LONG TIME AGO. I was from Mays Landing, NJ - are you the same Connie?? Just wondering. My maiden name was Davis. Please let me know.
Comment by Shirley on October 5, 2010 at 12:36am
The picture posted above is beautiful!
Comment by Connie Breedveld on April 15, 2010 at 7:20pm
No,sorry,no pictures!Didn't have my camera with me and wouldn't take it into the river anyway. :)
Comment by Connie Breedveld on April 13, 2010 at 10:15pm
Glad you found the skinny dipping story funny!it was a riot,really! Glad you and your sister did go for a hack,but sorry Mimi bolted with your sister.What caused Mimi to bolt? Anyway,have fun and Risky returns thank you nickers for Alcaponie and Mimi!:)
Comment by Halle Myers on April 13, 2010 at 12:13pm
haha that is so funny we went on a hack and Mimi bolted so that was not fun for my sister but otherwise it was really good i might be riding outside tonight though!!!!Alcaponie and Mimi say hi to Risky!!!!!!!!

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