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ponymare

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April Fooling Around at RBC
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:47:46 am »

Perfect weather Saturday for a ride on the ponies.  No bugs, beautiful sunshine and a slight breeze. And the dogwoods and wild pink honeysuckle were blooming Recent rains made one climb a little dicey but we were glad we were going up there instead of down. We meant to do an "out and back" ride, but decided to avoid that spot and just go a different route. 

My friend was riding a new horse and her Lakota was surefooted through the rough terrain.  He also went down to a  little pool without his peeps even though he didn't much want to leave us.

Great day and got home safely! 8)
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ponymare

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Sand Canyon
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 09:49:54 am »

Pics of Sand Canyon never do it justice.


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kckc

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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 10:42:11 am »

nice pictures !  gosh that looks like a steep downhill path
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ponymare

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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 10:47:37 am »

Thanks! That one actually wasn't too bad kckc. Maybe just the angle because I am right below her!
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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 05:30:06 am »

What part of the country is this? Very pretty. My kind of riding!
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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 06:32:06 am »

It's north AL . Only about an hour ,hour half from me.
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ponymare

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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 09:30:05 am »

Hodges, AL, Nobite. Pretty country and challenging trails.
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kckc

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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 10:24:38 am »

I don't guess I had any idea what the area of Alabama looked like - I guess I thought it was sandy flat areas.
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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 11:04:12 am »

It is at the beach! :D  Northeasr MS is right next door and has plains and hills but only the very edge of it is rocky. We're only an hour away but our terrain is just red clay hills.
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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 07:53:11 am »

Alabama is very diverse. Birmingham is just about smack in the middle of the state and Red Mountain and Oak Mountain are the last vestiges of the Appalachian mountains. Flying into this city is so pretty, the long ridges of low mountains look like ripples of waves. Nothing dramatic, but so pretty.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Mountains#/media/File:Appalachian_map.svg

Rock Bridge Canyon is in NW Alabama- all across N Alabama there are high plateaus and farm land then these gashes and gorges, like Buck's Pocket (near Guntersville, in NE Alabama)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/southernbreeze/11246014973

and Little River Canyon
https://fr.pinterest.com/pin/62135669833472842/

Then as you head south of Birmingham it spreads out into 'cotton country'. Nothing around Birmingham or N Al was particularly plantation country- soil too thin, too much lime, too hilly/rugged, lots of clay. Alabama's wealth in the old days was in SW Al, the Black Belt, where the soil is very rich and dark. Now it is mostly a forgotten land, very little industry or towns of any size.

http://www.ruralswalabama.org/types/antebellum-buildings

the first state capital is almost a memory...a beautiful property to tour
http://www.preserveala.org/properties/cahawba/cahawba.aspx






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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 09:00:46 am »

nice ....thanks!
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ponymare

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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 02:56:40 pm »

Cool, Riderkat!
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Re: April Fooling Around at RBC
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 07:47:39 am »

I welcome a lot of out of state visitors through my job, and almost everyone says they thought Alabama was flat :) you're not alone, KCKC. Another friend calls it 'The Land of Trees'.
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