A little of that… Not much to report here from the farm. There’s been some riding, grooming, baths, longeing and lots of cleaning. Seems there’s never enough time in a day to get everything done. We’re still in cleanup and organizing mode around here. The paddocks need mowing, arenas need dragging, there is tons of laundry to do. Then there's all the tack that needs to be cleaned and oiled.
I sometimes think it was so much easier when I boarded my horses elsewhere and left all the maintenance to someone else. Then I remember all the things I didn’t like about boarding too. At the end of the day even if I don’t get to ride as much as I want I’d still rather have the horses at home under my care. When I do manage a ride I appreciate it more than if I trained almost everyday like I used to. There’s no pressure now and the ride is more relaxed and pleasurable than it was in the past. I guess I’m trying to say that even though I don’t ride as much as I did that’s okay too. As long as I can be with happy healthy horses it’s all to the good.
Here are some pictures from this weekend:
|Blue - Just making sure there are no treats from humans before heading out|
|Nate - "Looks like we're out of luck on the treat front today Blue"|
|Mellon, Grady, Nate and Dusty with Sami in the corner hanging out under the fan|
|Donnie and Blue trying to look inconspicuous so they won't have to work|
|Dusty - "Am I next or what? I can't keep hanging around here all day, places to go things to do..."|
|So much tack...so little time|
|Gunnar - The exceptional "guard dog" keeping an eye on everything|
Quote for Today
Some are slaves on the ground but are free on a horse.