I rode a LOT this weekend. Didn't get many miles in, but rode a lot.
DH put me and my little neighbor on a pallet on the front of the tractor, to lift us up to prune trail. Somewhere I lost my good (thankfully red-handled) hand pruners.
So, I had to go look for them. I rode Spirit up and down and allaround, but did not see the pruners. Went back to the barn, saddled Sissy with DH's trial saddle, and rode her in the arena, then tied her in the stall, and went to get DH to ride her.
Three hours later....we got back from town(finally) You know how you go for ONE thing???? We even came home with tickets to the Concert at the Cave, lol. Which was that evning at 6:30. Which was in about 3 hours.
So I saddled up Tina(my friend's TWH, who is staying with me because my friend has a brain tumor) ans we went up to look. The amazing part is.....we have had Sissy since DECEMBER, and this is the first time DH has ridden her. She was so awesome for him, but he did not care for the saddle, dang it!! I usually have to saddle his horse, and I HATE lifting his cutting saddle up!!
Tina found the pruners for me, under some limbs that had been cut. She pawed the limbs off of them. Really, I swear. Who said TWH aren't smart??? There were no logs to aid in hoisting myself back in the saddle, so I would have to come back to get them. Had to go get cleaned up anyway to go to this concert.
It poured down rain on us as we walked UP out of the cave from the concert( in heels!!!), but I saddled Spirit to go get my pruners, and rode for about an hour and a half, just because I was having fun, and I was putting off making pickles. Spirit is the perfect retriever/berry-picker horse, because he is short, and while you are picking berries, just loop the rein over the horn, and he will be right where you put him when you get back, eating grass or trees.
It is POURING here, so NO riding today!