Next in line for a photo-heavy update is the very famous and very handsome potato-pony.
For the most part, Spud wasn't up to too much - it was a pretty low key several months (not just for Spud, but for everyone) while I dealt with various health problems in Bannie and tried not to rip my hair out, as well as a very uncharacteristically wet and yucky Spring... then a very wet Summer... followed by a wet Fall. (For what it's worth, our Winter has been quite wet as well, but 2021 for the most part has been filled with sunnier and drier days, which I hope translates over into the other seasons as well.)
That all being said, we still got up to a few shenanigans and managed to make the best of a pretty weird year.
|He accompanied Momma Bans to a very neat-o|
photoshoot my bestie had planned for several months.
It was a lot of fun and Spud was the best traveling companion - his
only complaint was that the photoshoot was not for him. Sorry dude, next time.
|As always, Spud came along for many hacks (where possible).|
And as always, he was very happy to be out.
|As part of a work-out regime, I incorporated in some |
lunging while Annie was still slowly being legged
back up and couldn't really pony for extended periods.
She did, however, judge Spud from afar during his efforts.
|He showed off his moves - especially when it was time to catch him again|
after being allowed to frolick around loose. That was a fun time.
|He begged for cookies before I even got in the saddle. |
I mean, who could say no to that face tho?
|Back when I had to take Momma for further diagnostics, Spud was |
alone for a weekend. The home owners where the horses live took him
for many, many walks, and he was very spoiled while I was away. I don't
think he missed me very much, haha.
|I caught him nomming on the stirrup leathers before |
we headed out for an early Fall ride. Naughty boy!!
|For a small dude, he keeps up pretty well with Annie!|
|With all of the rain and general dampness, I |
bought Spud a rather ridiculous rainsheet (and
apparently forgot his size in the process, d'oh)!
|Looking very majestic in the snowfall - don't |
let that face fool you, he tried to escape when I momentarily
left the gate semi-ajar.
|The winter has been full of hand-walks with these two|
goofs, and it's been very therapeutic.
|A friend gifted a winter blanket to us - it is a bit too|
small, but it'll do for those super cold and crisp days.
Spud looks pretty cute in it, too!
|And to make the photo-spam complete - his little |
apple-bottom booty <3