As soon as the heat sets in, Gray Mare shows up to work looking like a dead rat. Poor baby.
Who would work a horse in weather like this..? Half the U.S raise their hands. The rest shake their head. I’ve got one foot in each boat.
Truly, she falls asleep as soon as she comes in to the cross ties. And yes, this is before 10 am.
Luckily, she perks up once we get going.
This will be an interesting week… Wide tree SDL has been upgraded to an even wider all new County. We’re going to ride, and sweat, and maybe, possibly, still feel even better. Yay! Both of us. (Say it loud and then it’s true.)
Oldest boy – off to week #2 of adventure. Youngest boy, stuck at home with me. Later this week, some blurry riding shots from him.
Stay cool and have fun with your horses in the heat wave!
August – Heat radiating from the asphalt even at night, walking the dogs.
Small girl squeals in the summer night as we walk by – a sound much as fireworks on 4th of July. Those Safe & Sane, State Approved ground fire works. This is California after all.
Whiieeee. Mostly noise with a bit of glimmer.
When our great neighbors, fresh in from Michigan, did their first 4th of July on our street, I watched the eyes of their kids sink as the evening went on. All hope vanishing for something good to see. There was only going to be ground fireworks. Fizzling.
For many of us, there’s an endless string of disappointments, isn’t it? It’s for conditioning. I tell myself that.
Well, feeling thoroughly seasoned now.
Valiosa, being a great source of inspiration! The barn is never a source of disappointment.
Lots of hope, convinced this is going to be a fantastic fall, with tons of fun! Since I’m done marinating in the “seasoning” now.
With the super early riding hours, Valiosa hasn’t had any company in the arena at all. We really need some practice with that – she gets so distracted.