Thursday, July 30, 2015

See You In September

I’ll be taking the month of August off from posting.  I like to call it a mental health break!  There’s really nothing much going on right now.  The horses are having some time off until the temperatures and humidity cool down a bit.  The truth is I’m not a summer person and can’t convince myself to ride in the extreme heat we’re having right now.  And I’m sure they don’t want a saddle pad, saddle and person on their back making them even hotter than they are.

" The Clown Shed"

The herd has been spending most of their time in what I call the “clown shed.”  It reminds me of the clown cars at the circus.  All seven of them squeeze in there and take turns rotating under the two ceiling fans like a carousel.  This boggles my mind because they have access to a much larger shed with a fan nearer the waterers they could use.  So if they split up between the two they would be much more comfortable.  Oh well, who knows what goes through their minds.

Have a great August I’ll see you soon!

Until next time

Quote for Today
It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.
Yogi Berra 


  1. Ha! Horses! You build them something fancy and they prefer something else. I've been on a break through our heat wave, too. Very little riding. I hate summer. I love spring and fall and even winter, but summer? Ba Humbug!

    Enjoy your vacation. We're heading to Norway tomorrow. Cool temps--rain...but no horses. :(

  2. AnonymousJuly 30, 2015

    Enjoy your August and see you in September!

  3. I hear you on not liking to ride in the heat. Enjoy your break -- stay cool.

  4. I don't blame you Arlene! Hope you enjoy your mental break and do something fun. You know, our horses do the same thing. We have two outside shelters and they all crowd into the one, and then joggle for the best spots. Silly! We are having triple digits all this week...way too hot! But thankfully, no humidity. Stay cool and thanks so much for your encouraging words on my post!!! I sooooo appreciate it!!

  5. That's a nice shed, for a beautiful herd. Never seen one with a fan, but it makes total sense for extreme heat. Their preference must have something to do with the shed placement, more of a breeze or something. Who knows what goes through their minds. There are some days I sure wish they could talk!! Enjoy the rest of summer & stay cool!

  6. Have a good holiday. I'm in Ireland for all of August and unsure whether I'll have anything to blog about.
    See you in September anyway!

  7. Enjoy your time off :) I'm not a great one for doing anything remotely strenuous in the heat, give me the shade any day.

    The 'clown shed' - that's funny. Like children - buy them fancy toys and all they want to do is play with the box it came in!! Maybe they like the 'togetherness' ...??

  8. It's been awful here to this summer. We've done next to nothing training-wise. Enjoy your break!

  9. Enjoy the hiatus! Smart move for a hot month! Love seeing the herd in their clown shed. I have seen Salina, Keil Bay, and both donkeys cram inside ONE 12x12 stall. They were so wedged in they had to take turns coming out of there. I don't know why they choose to do this in the heat, but if allowed, they seem to prefer it. See you in September!

  10. It's way too hot to enjoy a ride! See you in cooler September.....

  11. Hi! I love your blog! I was just wondering if you ever canter or jump horses? I've never read about you saying that you do :)

    1. Hi Sasha,
      Thank you for commenting. Yes, I do canter but haven't jumped in a few years. I miss jumping, it was my favorite part of competitions. My horse Dusty has hoof issues and I don't want to take a chance on them getting worse. some day I might take Blue over a few small ones. We'll see what happens.

  12. You who....are you ready to come back yet? Hope you and the ponies have been doing well.


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