You may remember Spike from previous Throwback Thursdays (our XC mishaps, enthusiastic show jumping). Here we are at my Pony Club’s annual Halloween trail ride in 1998. I’m wearing a fabulous outfit of hunter green chaps, jeans, and a Kentucky Derby t-shirt (and bangs!) If I recall correctly, this was the first Halloween trail ride I went out with the “fast” group. My club offered two groups for the trail ride- the fast group that cantered and occasionally jumped, and the slow group that walked at a leisurely pace. Spike was fine, but the other horse you can see just behind him, Buster, was not. My dad ended up riding Buster in the fast group with me because he was freaking out at being away from Spike.
Fun fact: I still have that halter AND that horse trailer!