Our steeds relaxing in the sun, taking in a bit of grass while we tended the stalls, after arrival.
Saturday last my friend and PBO and I decided to jet to the coast, since the weather was predicted to be springlike for the first time...
She owns the Bay Ocean House , a rental property on the Oregon Coast. She frequently takes little trips there, in between renters, to replenish the sundry items for the pantry and linen closet. Also , she does a once over in the yard and generally looks into the up keeping of a rental property.
This time...we were met with some very unpleasant surprises that the last renters left for us....
I have rarely seen my friend look so disdainful ...as we did 2 hours of work to removes 15- very heavy loads of straw, manure,mouldy hay and soggy, gooey sand from the four stalls.
While we were working at it, she was fuming..and even mad that her time was being taken up at all- being mad. So, I suggested that , "This WAS THE TIME to be mad...then we'd be done with it!".
Suddenly, she burst out a curdling yell...and I almost fell over! That was that...we worked till done and choose the stalls best for housing our horses and went into the house to relax till low tide came.
We were very much aware of the actual blessing of her other horse having an abcess the night before, keeping us from being able to come a day earlier. We could NOT have done that work in the dark easily.
She resolved to write them a letter, keep the security deposit and all fees and maybe even charge them further for the damages(I did not take pictures of that) the horses did to the wood rails...almost chewing them in half. Then they tared them,after the fact and they were all black and sticky.
Once we rested and I did some massage on my friend...we hand grazed the horses and the cares away!
It was a very nice temperature in Tillamook(thanks Ly) for riding and kayaking too...another friend joined us with her desire to "glide" her cares away over the weekend!
Low tide...we all set out to glide and ride!
Riding the Bay side of the Spit, kept us out of the windy conditions that existed this time in Tillamook.
Arrival home again...we hand grazed some more..it is such a relaxing thing to watch the horses much the grass to their hearts content. I decided to video a round of munching...and it seems to be 3-4 bites to one or two quick-chews!
Romeo and Washashe are so well matched for riding temperaments and energy levels, we have always said to each other.
We cut across from the Bay mid way this time, as there was a Helicopter maneuvering at the tip of the spit...we found a nice inland pond to walk through.
Romeo was taken by surprise with the white foam line this time
It was such a pleasurable time with just the two of us...we schooled in between bouts of trotting and dune chasing. The sandy footing of the dunes in between the ocean and the bay, made for some excellent passage, out of the wind.
I called my 3 clients Monday night this time and rescheduled them so we were able to ride into the sunset Tuesday, early eve, before we set off for home.
It was one of the nicest times I have had in a long time~ We did not know that the trailer lights would falter and we would be spending an hour of sit time ,with a Godsend mechanic, as he fixed our problems for us to be able to drive away home again. But we got it taken care of, very reasonably so, and with His wife's permission to save us too!