We've pretty much settled into a routine here. As always, when you are involved with animals, most of what you do is the same old, muntane tasks...day in, day out, so it gets harder to find things to blog about.
Don't get me wrong...when it comes to animals...especially the horses...muntane and routine is GOOD.
Things are coming along though, I am getting Frosty and Moon rode regularly. The sorrel horse, Bugs has been saddled several times and ponied. He did yank away from me the first day though and freaked out about the lead rope dragging. I guess now I know that the horse can't buck. He makes a lot of noise, but that's about it. He got to drag a leadrope around the pen for a day until he finally figured out that it wasn't going to eat him. I think I am going to hire a guy down the road to put 30 days on him when he is all settled down though. He is just too darn stout for me if he would decide to blow up.
By the time I get horses fed and watered, pens cleaned, horses worked, brushed, bathed, feet cleaned and all of the trimming that seems never ending...
It doesn't leave much time for all of the other things that need to be done too. MH finally told me to hire one of the high school boys to haul hay for me when I need it, tear the roof off of the little barn and whatever else I want/need done, so that I can focus on the horses and not wear myself out so much.
Megan helps too. She does a great job of coming over in the evenings, taking care of her own horses and getting them rode. She still has a few weeks of school left, so I don't want her wearing herself out either.
Now we are starting to run into the scheduling conflicts I had anticipated would happen. Megan is interested in participating in some of the local playdays and the first one is this Saturday. I also have a barrel racing in Delta. Luckily, this time I will be able to take her and her horses to this playday, drop them off and go on to my barrel racing. When I get done running, I can come back and pick her up. I'm hoping that for other events, that either MH will be able to haul her or we can hook up with some of her friends to come get her.