I already mentioned that I had the vet out for Jamp on Friday. It was good timing because the day before Rio did this to his eye:
When I was putting that fly mask on him, I noticed that it really was looking its age. I also know the sheets are definitely on their last season. We have the hunter plaid Kensington fly sheets and masks. I really love them. They match my barn colors perfectly, and have held up for about 8 years now. BUT they don't make that color scheme anymore. Which I find super sad. All the options are really bright and while fun, not what I'm looking for. I wish they would either bring back the hunter plaid, or offer some solid color options. Anyway, I ordered some cute fly sheets for the boys, but based on the price point, I'll probably only get one summer out of them if I'm lucky. We went with these:
We've already covered how amazing Jampy's vet visit went yesterday, so I'll skip over that, bringing us to Saturday.
Saturday morning was pouring buckets. I think the sky was falling. We got something like 4 inches of rain in two hours. Crazy. But I didn't have time to let that slow me down, because there was lots to do!
First on the agenda was a few errands (boring) and then riding Bradley (FUN)! I got to the barn and the rain had slowed down to a normal rain. I got him all tacked up and then the deluge started again.
|Look! Mirror selfie!|
Rio had been out in the morning (in the rain, and he was happy as can be getting soaked, weirdo). But Jampy hadn't. I wasn't about to go walking in that weather, so we made do with a little in barn hand walk. That's the only time I wish my aisle was longer. Hand walking in a 50 foot aisle, is pretty silly. But we got it done! All that matters. Both boys enjoyed a grooming too.
An old friend of mine has a summer party every year, and that was on Saturday evening. They had flip cup, beer pong, an ice luge... you get the idea. Lots of fun, and partying like we were still in college. Well sort of. I had to drive home eventually, so I had some wine early on, and then behaved myself. Aside from shenanigans, they also had a great band.
Then I went out to weed Jamp's walkout. No grass means no weeds either. The horses haven't been using those walkouts all summer, and there was a whole ecosystem growing out there... (Don't get me started on my landscapers not landscaping...) That took awhile. But it was worth it to see my boy so happy out there. I stuck Rio back out in his small paddock too. Two turnouts in one day for him!
Next up was feeding dinner, and then lake time!
One of the Snack Shack guys even gave me a freshly grilled ear of corn. YUM! But my day wasn't quite over yet. I had to do a Walmart run for cleaning supplies. But you know what's right down the road from Walmart?
This week has been pretty normal. Work, horse groomies, handwalks. No riding plans as of yet for this weekend, but I do have a braiding job. So that's horsey at least.
Badger hasn't sold yet, but he's been tried a bunch. One trainer is coming back to see him again, and another is scheduled for this weekend too. So keep those fingers crossed for us! I grabbed this adorable photo of him off trainer B's Facebook page.
How was your week? Did you do any showing? Have a lesson? Hide from the heat?