Ahhhh glorious sunshine!!
We got some today.
And I got ear time...in everyday english...I got to ride.
Holy cow-I am out of shape...three horses rode, one trimmed...and I am tired.
My dogs are wiped out. They went on every single ride with me. And I rode each horse about 3 miles. Nine miles for fat, out of shape dogs? They will sleep good tonight.
Mom was crabby as hell today. I do not understand, why...on days when I can actually get something done, she gets crabby about the amount of stuff that still needs to get done. It's not like the weather has been real cooperative the past few weeks.
I finally just told her to stop trying to burst my bubble. I can't work every horse right off the bat. I have to start with a few and keep adding. I don't know how else to get anything done. Ohhh well, she'll get over it. What she don't know is that as soon as I get the fresh off of these first few, she is going to be riding with me...so Ha! There are several that will get their "oh-yea-I'm-broke" brains back after just a few days. That will put her in a better frame of mind and free up more time for me to add another couple to the mix.
I am kind of disappointed in the horses we sent to Nebraska with our friend last fall. I know they haven't been ridden in a few months, but I rather expected them to be a bit better. It was hard to get either of them to just walk out. It's pretty obvious that they spent most of their time working in a long trot. Blue used to just walk right out, no matter how long it had been since he had been ridden. Today, he had a hard time relaxing and hitting his usual business-like walk. Sandy, was a squirrel! I was hoping that getting those working miles on him would put a little finish on him, but it sure doesn't seem like it.
I'm probably being too overanalytical though. It's been 5 months since either of them have been rode and it's spring-time, so I better cut our friend a little slack. I know he rode those horses and put some working miles on them. They were sure in working shape when they came back. And he said he really enjoyed having broke horses to use. Yea...I am probably just being too picky. I'll give it a few days.
Oddly, it was Leo, who is usually jiggy and bad to root his nose the first few rides, who simply walked off in a business-like manner. I'm sure tomorrow, everyone will all be doing something completely different.
I just love spring.:)