Welcome Yissy! We are looking forward to hearing more about your life with horses.
Well, a busy day today. Since I'm not sleeping much anyways, I got up and worked on school work for a couple of hours, then went out to feed the horses. I ended up checking and tightening all the fences, and then harvesting the remainder of my carrots and tomatoes. Next, I went town for a haircut, groceries and a new pair of slacks (dress pants) for school. I guess I should add here that stress is not good for you and is the reason I have been losing weight ( hence the need for new pants). Once I got home, I put away the groceries, cleaned the fridge, made lunch for my son and I, then headed out for a ride.
I rode in the western saddle because I tried out some new spurs. I've been killing my thighs trying to get Koolio to move off my leg and my instructor suggested a mild spur might help. Well, wow! What a huge difference! He was awesome and I was able to use my seat much more to cue him since I didn't have to be continually kicking him to say "move off my leg you big lout!". He picked up the correct canter lead every time and side passed beautifully down he fence line at both a walk and a trot.
After riding Koolio, I took old man Sam out through the neighbours field for a ride. I wish I had my camera as the field stretches up on a big hill where you can see the whole countryside in fall yellows anf goods and then the skyscrapers of the city downtown on the horizon. We also found a path into a small secluded field surrounded by trees dressed inntheir fall colours. It was a lovely ride, and gave me some much needed relaxation.
Once I got home, I brought all 4 horse in for a thorough grooming, grain and worming before afternoon feed. Now everyone is relaxed, munching, wormed and happy.
It feels good to have a productive day and a healthy dose of much needed magic horse breath. Hopefully it will be enough to help me get through the week at school.