Dawn, kinda sounds like the weather I had in my one and only try at endurance riding. OMG rain like that sucks!!! Y'all looked great though. Sorry Dreams isn't 100% yet but hopefully she will get there quickly. Congrats on that 2000 mile patch...that is quiet the accomplishment!!!
I haven't rode in 8 weeks
and can't wait to get back in the saddle.
of course, I will have to catch the little butter colored fellow. We just come back from the ranch and he ran from Barry like a spotted ape.
I took Sarge out of the pasture and let him graze. Biscuit was wringing wet because it is freaking humid as all get out down here. Barry wanted to shoot him
I told Barry he didn't ride much anymore and I was just going to take Sarge!
Some of our horses tried the whole running thing a long time ago and they have 48 acres, so that was a problem. They have stalls they eat in, but it really is a pain in the but to get 8 horses in their stalls just to catch 1. And of course if I put them in their stalls I have to give them some sort of treat for going in there like good little hoodlems.
So I like to be able to catch mine out in the field. My mare that broke her leg back in December of 2011 was horrible about running when I first got her. She was off the track and had actually raced a week before I got her, so she was in very good shape, so she thought......
I gave her 2 weeks just out in the pasture because I had her shipped from California and wanted her to revover from the long trip before I rode her. 48 acres of knee high grass + being fed 2 a day + getting her feet done ( she had the longest feet ever, all toe and no heel. Which I understand gives racehorses a longer stride?) = her feeling like a million bucks! Went to go get her and she ran from me. Tried catching her for about 15 minutes to no avail. So we started up the 4 wheeler. Bahahaha!!! ( do it in an evil laugh) My mom drove the 4 wheeler and I stayed on the ground. She would chase her for about 10 minutes without giving Leyna any kind of rest time and chase her back around to where I was and stop. I would say, "Ho" and walk up to her and she would run again, so off on the 4 wheeler my mom would go again. About 30 minutes of that and she came running to me. LOL. Never had a problem with her running from me again. She liked to play trotting away from me, but would stop when I told her, Ho. We have had several others that we have had to get the 4 wheeler after.