Life is strange....Hubby asked Thursday night if I really thought Wendy could carry him. (a previous owner was 240#'s so his 185# ...no problem.) So we planned a ride-I got the girl's ready, lengthened the stirupps,etc. While he was still in the house, though, Wendy had her little panic attack about the halter-knocked me down & I had a bit of a bloody nose, & while that was going on Cha Cha almost climbed out of her pen! But... we had a great ride, no problems at all & hubby was quite impressed w/both mares. Used a bitless bridle on Cha Cha-that is what she is used to & she was very responsive. Hubs did fine w/the D-ring snaffle on Wendy. After unsaddling the sweat marks were good & both had a dry ridge down the backbone area. I rode my Aussie saddle-DH, my "guest" Western (rough-out for stability). Also, very light!
Today the Tractor Supply is opening-we are going to be there for that. I'll probably open an account-LOL! We need materials to build a roof for Cha-Cha-welding rods came yesterday, so that's a start. Then we have to build a 3-sided shelter for Millie, as I've learned donkeys don't shed water as horses do. We didn't take Millie out w/us, but we did let her out to graze for a few hours. These critters are such characters!
Hope there is some good horse time for all, soon!