Well, that whole mess with my brother happened depressing us all and it rained like crazy. They were talking about inches of rain it was so bad. The day of the Hunter Pace was great weather, but no way could we go when the footing would be questionable. Plus, Peggy's trailer was basically stuck until the ground dried. Turns out the show grounds were in bad shape too. We definitely dodged a tough day by missing the show.
|Fresh cut fields and cute ponies at sunset|
So instead of fun riding stuff, we did barn chores. Mom mowed our fields, trying to stay ahead of buttercups. As she went round and round, I trimmed off all the toe that lovely grass gave to the 3 barefoot ponies. We did plan to work Roscoe, but mowing 6 acres with a large ride on took a very long time. I ended up being able to clean the sacrifice area, check water troughs and do night chores all during the time she was out. It was worth it to see the fields short. Especially since our favorite Appy owner has a hay field because she has to wait until the farm manager can get to it. I know, I'm evil, but she put herself in that position. All her crap has also pushed me to raise my fee for trimming her horse's feet. It was well over due.
Anyway I finally managed to get on a horse Sunday. Comrade was really good, better than my last ride. He is showing a need for another chiro visit though. Last time I could not get him to soften to the right at all, but this week he did. The biggest indication is that he was sticky with his right lead and he was not using his head within the gait. Knowing this, I am glad we did not show. It could have been a repeat some of our earlier shows. Ugh, cringe. Hopefully Peggy will get him a visit soon and we will get him back on track. I was happy to see that when Peggy got on after me, he maintained a great frame and carried her over some small fences. He is an amazing reader of people and takes such good care of his owner.
|The grass eaters snooze while Winston eats all the hay|
At my barn, I did all the normal stuff. Then once I had the horses out, I worked on cleaning my car. It goes in for the damage estimate on Saturday, so I am doing all that I can to ensure it won't get totaled. Do you know how hard it is to get Corgi hair out of the seats? Of course the dogs did not help by jumping in and sleeping on the seats as I worked. Fingers crossed the estimate goes well.
I planned to leave by 6pm but the day was so nice I figured I would ask DaVinci if he wanted to work. He did and he took me for a stroll around the fields. Exactly the way to end the day.
|DaVinci rocking the double mane look|
|Awesome pony on a long rein while I play with the camera|
|Ffafr (Favor) photo by Castleberry Welsh Cobs|
|Roscoe at an older age then Ffafr, but so similar|