Where on earth did this week go??
I don't know! Seems like it should still be Tuesday.
Things are just sporadic. It's been raining and C.O.L.D since Saturday. Now it is just rainy.
I thought we were going to turn into popsicles at the rodeo last weekend. Everyone was wearing hoodies, winter coats, gloves and I'm pretty sure I saw at least one person with coveralls. We sat in the stands, in full winter dress and wrapped in blankets.
Thankfully, it has warmed up. We are down to dressing in hoodies and vests again.
It's the middle of June already?
NOT that I am complaining about the moisture.
First rule of growing up in this part of the country...NEVER...EVER complain about moisture.
You don't know when it will stop. It's been known to do that here...for years.
So anyway...the moisture has been making it difficult to get much done in terms of actual arena work. But the road around the arena is sandy, so we have been doing some conditioning work. And bending and flexing on the straight line, two-tracking from one side to the other and working small circles in a sandy spot near the roping boxes.
Rip is moving into hard-body condition. No more losing a finger when you poke him in the shoulder-LOL.
Strawberry has been giving Megan fits. It's hard to move from one horse to another. He always stays in pretty good shape and can long-trot for days without losing his air. Meg is working hard on getting him back into his WP-horse mindset.
Moon is coming along. For straight line work, I went back to a twisted wire snaffle and running martingale. I'm getting that nose to drop, poll to soften and that shoulder to lift. He would prefer to travel straight and stiff as a board. He's a business man, ya know. He's got places to go and work to do. No time to mess around with all that sissy, bending and flexing stuff. But he's coming back to me. He always does. Not that we are getting any actual barrel work done. The arena is knee deep in mud. But I did set some random barrels up in the grass and am working him on simply walking and trotting into and around them in the correct position. A long running martingale does help during slow work.
And Frosty, my buckskin marshmallow is coming along too. Bless that sweet boy-he just walks and jogs around with a dazed and wondrous look on his face. Nothing spooks him. He's too awestruck. His blubber is coming off. Riding will turn what's left to muscle. I'll wait until the arena is good again before we start loping again.
That's about it for what's going on around here. I haven't been able to get to the river ranch to see my filly lately. I'm sure she is growing like a weed. The next mare due to foal, aught to be getting close too.
My Honey is here for a few days. He came over to go to the family reunion with me. We aren't sure what that is going to be like. How odd that I have so many extended cousins around me and I don't know any of them. I guess we'll see this weekend if I want to or not-LOL.
Sunday is an open horse show. Both Megan and I are anxious to go. It's a great little show, great people and it has just been waaaayyyyy to long since last August. We are dying to show.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are keeping our fingers crossed that anymore substantial rainfall holds off so we can enjoy ours.:-)