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Uggh, I found TWO on my stomach yesterday. I can't figure out how they're ending up there- on arms and legs, I can understand. But I promise I am not gallivanting around topless 🤣We have ticks here too but only kangaroo ticks that don't really like horse or human hosts and only latch on half-heartedly. I find them on the horses sometimes but they scrape off easily and never get very big...
I was interested in your comment about drinking. Around here, there is no surface water. Anywhere. No drinking from start to finish
I guess I noticed the lack of drinking because she's always been so enthusiastic about it. I know people say good endurance horses take care of themselves and drink whenever given the opportunity, and I was hoping she had that inclination. It's true that up until a week or so ago, we very much had "Morgan weather"- cool and pleasant, so not as much of a need to drink. But when it was so hot over the weekend, I expected her to want the drink more than she did. I'm sure as we continue to up the distance and work harder, she'll come around.Halla and Amore would almost never feel the need to drink until at least after they'd been sweating for a couple of hours. Sometimes not even then. I didn't worry about it after a while, because they never seemed to have trouble.
That breakfast for dinner thing sounds very cosy! Your weather sounds like ours. We had 60mm in one day last Sunday, at the tail of two weekends of wet, cold, windy weather - and everything is sloshing around here. I can't even plant anything in the garden until it stops squelching everywhere I walk! So we're just diving out there hiking and cycling when we can on our days off, and I suppose I will ride again when everything dries out a bit...We've had a very gloomy weekend, which is a bummer when both lovely husband and I actually had a three day weekend. It poured down rain Saturday, and was cold enough we lit a fire and made "breakfast for dinner" accompanied by big mugs of coffee and Bailey's. Yesterday started off just grey and dismal, so M and I skipped breakfast and moved up our riding time to go out before the skies opened again.