First up: Little Bear
Followed by Thistle. We weren't able to put Thistle on the ground as he comes from a different breeder and she drove him over to the house. He is also about 3 weeks old and has never been on a leash. So, we just held him in the driveway. He dozed off in my arms...
When we got home, Brett went to work painting the goat palace. I love, love, LOVE the color.
|I think the color of the shed in the background matches the shrub roses perfectly.|
I let Jackson graze around the property for awhile this afternoon. The pasture is still half mud and half hard-pack so he can't go out there until it completely dries and he is no longer sore. Bucking and racing around on the hard pack is a sure fire way to have a gimpy Jackson. This evening, I turned him out in the arena for his "chill" time. He was hyper on the lead, even faked a nip at my arm. He jerked back before making contact (I am very firm about him respecting my space). I chased him around a bit and he was running, bucking and grinning from ear to ear. Seriously. He'd run to the end. Turn and face me, ears pricked, neck arched, and chew. It feels good in my gut. I think I may have my horse back soon.
Dinner tonight was crab salad. I have put on some serious weight and I am seriously wigging out about it. I didn't weigh this much when I was pregnant! So, dog walks and more salads until I can ride consistently again.