One of many holes
Seems the foxes, raccoons and neighborhood cats have been busy in the indoor. I assume they’re hunting in their never-ending search for the mice that make their homes behind the walls. There were about twenty of these holes, which needed to be filled in and tamped down before being able to ride. After that was done I dragged the arena and closed all the doors but left the windows open to see if it would stop some of their late night partying. The next day there were only two holes and lots of raccoon paw prints. Guess the foxes aren’t good window jumpers. The raccoons however are industrious little buggers. I didn’t realize I had left the cavelletti stacked under the front windows. How nice of me to basically leave them a ladder to waddle their fat little butts up and into the arena!
|Ready for riding!|
|Dusty & Blue|
Dusty and I had a very nice ride on Saturday, which sort of surprised me because she hasn’t been ridden since the end of May. She had some lameness issues back then but they are all cleared up now. The weather recently was also a factor, as I won’t ride anyone when the temps get to 90 degrees or above. I don’t enjoy it so I’m sure they don’t either.
Dusty was raring to go and she looked good from the ground I’m told. And she felt good too. We only rode for about twenty minutes or so but it’s all we needed to start her getting back into shape. Although, with all the walking the herd does everyday up and down the hills they do keep themselves fit. Now that the weather is cooperating again I see lots of rides in our future. It was gratifying to see her being so sweet and cooperative to the point of grooming me back while I brushed her. Guess she doesn’t hold it against me for forgetting her birthday last month. So thank you Dusty for giving me a very nice belated birthday present for my July birthday!
Until next time
Quote for Today
A little horseplay... the way best to enjoy a summer day!