Today was Smaile`s birthday - she turned 13. And it also was Caldlero`s first Jāņi or Summer Solstice. We have lots of traditions at Jāņi, like staying up all night by the bonfire, eating cheese and drinking beer, jumping over bonfire, singing folk songs etc. But one of the traditions is to make flower wreath not only for ourselves but for our horses too - it brings them good health and power for the rest of the year. :)
I`ve been extremely busy these last weeks, so I haven`t got any nice pictures, only the ones I`ve taken with my phone. Anyway, Caldelero is getting huuuge and chubby. He is leading very well, he can stand in a hallway while I clean him and I can pick up and clean all 4 of his foot. And he likes to give kisses, seriously - anytime he can get to a human`s face he is starting to scratch it with his little lips.
Wanted to brag a little... Smaile`s son Raskanio competed at CSIW*2 in Riga as a young horse. He sadly didn`t placed, but this was his first this big competition as he`s only 6 years old. Here he is, jumping 125cm. :)