Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tehachapi

We went up to Tehachapi last weekend to check out Matt Sheridan's place. It's about an hour away up the mountains to the east. Matt said we could come by early afternoon. Tehachapi was hosting several horse events that weekend so we went early and stopped by the TWEA Equine Challenge. It was a low-key event where people could ride an extreme course through the mountains. People were judged on time only and the organizers give all the money to charity.

 


Obligatory lizard shot
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One of the riders
 


Backing through two panels
 
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That's our valley way out there beyond the stop sign. It was a crappy air day.
 


The windmills that generate electricity. There is a boatload of them.
 

 

 


Matt could not have been nicer. He was clearing some weeds around his property but stopped to show us around. We discussed philosophy and he previewed some of the stuff we would be doing. It sounds like it will be a lot of one-on-one. Our class is pretty small by design. I think there are only five of us. My ability to ride is still in limbo and I offered to give my spot up. He was very cool, told me not to worry about it, and that we would have a lot of fun. He recommended a great local restaurant, we had lunch and headed back down to our 105 degree valley.
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