I was wondering where you've been. That sounds like a nice job, hot and miserable I'm sure, but relaxing and also, tiring.... but a dream job.
I know what you mean about riding time. I keep thinking back to when I was a teen and the old black horse I lost last year and my Pistol. I never longed them, I just rode them, for hours and being a teenager, I didn't think before acting. We crossed ravines, creeks, ponds, road across sand and did it all... just riding time. No fear.
Now that I'm old, I'm slower to do things and truthfully, just learned to lunge a horse about 4 years ago....
I hope you really enjoy this job, be safe.
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"