Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Just Another Day


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!

19 comments:

  1. Omg that indoor is beautiful, even with the holes!

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  2. I agree! I would love to have your indoor arena! (or any functioning indoor for that matter, lol!)

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  3. Glad you and Dusty are enjoying yourselves riding and hanging out. Those coons are crafty enough - they definitely don't need human help to get into mischief. Wow - that indoor is gorgeous! (drooling)

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  4. Those holes are a nuisance, but it must be nice to have that indoor. Glad you and Dusty made some use of it - sounds like she's really doing nicely.

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  5. Holy Cow! That is your indoor? Fancy, fancy.

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  6. Your indoor looks like a church to me. :) Enjoy, enjoy. Big hug to Dusty for coming back with pizazz, which is no surprise at all. She's a Queen!

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  8. That was very thoughtful of you, leaving a 'ladder' for those industrious little raccoons *lol*
    So happy that you & Dusty had a great ride, especially after such a long time. And happy belated birthday for July :D

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  9. If you didn't leave a ladder, the raccoons would build one! *lol* I turned the light on on my back porch the other night only to see three juvenile raccoons out there looking to eat the cat food. Guess mama taught them how to get in.

    That indoor never ceases to amaze me. Just beautiful. If I were Dusty I'd want to look my best whenever I worked in there. No wonder she was such a good girl!

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  10. The indoor could not be more beautiful! Love the windows. You have motivated me to start riding, now that it has cooled off. Sweet Dusty....

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  11. Happy belated birthday, Dusty! I hope you make the most of that beautiful indoor arena, especially since your mom filled the holes and dragged it before you planted your dainty hooves upon that perfect surface. Enjoy this cool weather now--the snow will be flying before you know it!

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  12. That arena is beyond gorgeous. Also I feel your pain about the holes. I've got a raccoon or skunk, hopefully a raccoon, but I'm leaning more toward skunk - digging near the pallets where I keep my hay / shavings!

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  13. Darn those critters digging holes like that. Your arena is beautiful. Glad to hear that Dusty was good. Very cool.

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  14. Wow that's some arena!
    Nice to hear that you are back in the saddle and that Dusty is sound and behaving herself.

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  15. The arena of my dreams - it looks so peaceful and elegant! Glad you got Dusty going again - this weather is perfect for riding.

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  16. What a gorgeous arena! I'm drooling. Honestly.
    Glad to hear that Dusty is well and that you both enjoyed a nice ride. Thumbs up!

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  17. Again, just a tad late...THAT HAS GOT TO BE THE PRETTIEST ARENA I'VE EVER SEEN!!! Sorry about the annoying holes a critter invasions, they should know better. I have something creeping around my backyard at night. It's leaving droppings that are almost as big a Fred's, I have no idea what it is, but it creeps me out. You didn't mention, how was Dusty with the mounting block? I am so glad she is healthy once again. Ho rah!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary. Dusty has been getting much better at the mounting block lately. I guess she just needed time and patience to figure it all out.

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