After I got home, I put Jackson in the arena to roll. He was walking well so I decided to throw my breeches on and try sitting in my new saddle. I only rode Jackson for ten minutes, at a walk, in straight lines but it was just wonderful to be on his back again. And wonderful to be sitting in my new saddle. The cantle and pommel are both quite high - much higher than I usually like. So, initially I mounted and looked down at my seat wedged in and thought "ugh, why did I choose this?" Then he started walking and I remembered. My leg hangs perfect with no effort on my part and I can feel him very clearly. It's almost the feel of being bareback.
Kalvin was going NUTS in the wind. You can see the trees bending behind him.
The donkeys were out and about. Initially, they were out in the pasture. Then a gate blew open and they were really out! I glanced out the window and saw them headed for my flower bed with Brett in pursuit. I grabbed the camera and ran outside...
|After being chased away from my flowers, they headed for the hill behind the compost piles.|
|From there, we cornered them along the back driveway.|
|"Which way to run... thinking...thinking...thinking"|
|"Maybe if I hide behind a tree, they won't find me and I can stay out."|
|The season's first artichoke! Yum!!|