This is the view I got Tuesday morning--the gang checking to see if I had breakfast.
The horses are so happy to be out 24/7 that they are reluctant to come up the hill unless they know we have food. We've had wonderful weather--clear and not too hot, although the fire danger is quite high due to the dryness. We're finally getting some rain now and it's predicted to go right through the weekend.
Since I've taken a break from saddle hunting, a rainy weekend is perfect for me getting some stuff done around the neglected house! Spring cleaning chores are long overdue. And after the rain, I will certainly have to mow the lawn. If only I could get the gang over to trim the grass for me!
My local tack shop is having an open house next Sunday. I will see if they have any "special deals" on saddles. I'm keeping that Harry Dabbs Jaguar on the back burner, but $1600 for a used saddle is steep for my pocketbook. I need to contact Smith-Worthington to about trying their Avalon model--brand new and about half the price!
If the rain holds off enough on Sunday, my father will bring his tractor up with a York rake so we can clean up the remaining twigs, sticks, and limbs the loggers left behind. If he has time, I hope to also rake the "ring" area as well. Sunday should be busy since it's also Mother's Day and the farrier is coming! Harley was a little off earlier in the week, but if he's sound, I'll need to give him the "pre-farrier" workout so he's easier for Butch to shoe. And I might need to do the same with Rolex since John's back has been a bit under the weather.
Our first S.M.A.R.T. ride is coming up soon, but without enough conditioning, or a proper-fitting saddle, we may have to sit this one out. :(
|Ruffy and Harley--the two hungriest horses|