So, here are some random pictures from around the farm last week. It was starting to get cold.
Certified Girl (or Girlie, or CG as she is also known) is living in the field out behind the house with her sidekick Draol. They hang out, graze, groom each other, fuss at each other, and pester the neighbors horses next door.
Here they are one morning as I was going out to check their trough for ice.
Now they're getting curious, do I have ALFALFA?????
Who would know these long haired beasts were Thoroughbreds?
On Monday I had the afternoon off, so I hauled Cartman and Dazzby in to town to a friend's arena. I rode Dazzby while my trainer rode Cartman.
Dazzby was not up to snuff. She kept swapping leads behind going to the left and to the right would only pick up the correct lead for two strides and then would swap to the left lead. Troubling. She has done this a little before, usually it is after an extended break from being ridden. She has never been so adamant about the lead changing.
I have been riding her in boots when we go out anywhere there are rocks. Unfortunately the last time I took her out a small rock got stuck in the heel piece of her boot. It rubbed a small sore spot on the back of her pastern, not bloody, but definately irritated. She is a very stoic mare and I feel bad for not noticing the rock earlier. I am hoping this small sore is what was causing the problems for us on Monday's ride.
Thankfully my shoer was out Thursday and after about 3 hours in the sun, then rain, then hail, then snow we have shoes on again!!!!!
And now, for something completely different:
A cold poodle