I rode Winston for a short while this morning. It was already warm and we just weren't up to hard work. Winston has a trace clip so the heat isn't his friend and I'm clawing my way back to normal from some sort of something that has drained my energy for the past week. I set up poles to create corners and we worked on bend. The poles were a great frame of reference. I worked on keeping the bend on the short side between the two corners and discovered that it was a great way to set up a smooth canter transition -- no popping out of the contact or hollowing in Winston's back. We just smoothly moved up a gear.
Can you see the clump of daffodils behind the arena fence? They are starting to bloom in earnest now. In a week or so, I will have a yellow blanket.
I went down to muck in the late afternoon. We are going to barbeque (seriously!) on the viewing stand tonight so we need to get chores done before dark. The horses were all standing around in various states of sleepy stupor.
Flash dumped the muck cart.... again.
When he finished playing with it, and I rolled it further along, Winston and Jackson gave it a go. Mufasa walked over to join them. It was cute until Winston tried to chew off the tines of my muck rake. Enough is enough boys.
This evening I'm joining the other ladies on the ranch for Bunco in the community center. I haven't played Bunco in ages! ...since before we left suburbia for the mountains so let's call it over ten years. The women up here rock so we are going to have a great time, regardless of how awful I play.