To recap the previous week it should be noted that it was chock full of horsey-fun - I pretty much rode or drove every single day and enjoyed my horses (hence the lack of media and radio silence).
|Mare was on point for our Monday mid-day ride.|
Monday was jam-packed with pony-ness (is that a word?). I rode Suzie in the front pasture for about 20-30 minutes or so. I noticed her lope was coming together much better and she seemed to have better balance, but she was also very hot to trot. Any kind of leg aid sent her into a "OMG LETS GO" mindset and although she was hot, she was still quite rideable. I finished up with a quick lope on the right lead when my sister, nephews, and mom showed up for a pony ride.
|Shiny mare and her little minion.|
|He loves his pony.|
|Roxy helped me drive the 4-wheeler over to the lot.|
Later that afternoon we got the human trailer all outfitted and ready when Jamie could hear a distinctive buzzing sound coming from the wall by the fridge in the trailer. Upon closer inspection it was found there were BEES in the wall. They had somehow managed to get in one of the vents that filters air from the trailer to the outside and had started to build themselves a nice little colony in the wall. Unfortunately, we do not have exterminators in the area or any way of getting them (and us!) out safely so we had to make a very hard decision and poison them.... I still feel awful about it, considering bees are declining at a rapid rate around the world and we just killed a bunch for living in the trailer walls. Other than condemning the trailer (which we wouldn't do), there were no options. Sorry, bees.
On Wednesday night we picked up the horse trailer from my old coach since we were borrowing it for the Driving Clinic on Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday. I spent my evening packing for our trip in lieu of riding, which sucked but was necessary.
|Excuse me, would you like to talk about our savior, Seabiscuit?|
|Spud was all "Alright, ladies, settle down."|
Spud-man loaded quietly back into the trailer and Suzie was quite happy to see him again. After feeding them and checking their water tank I scooped manure and then finished packing the last items into the trailer before our clinic.
I apologize for the word vomit/ texty post and promise that a clinic re-cap is to follow!