It is finally summer here-and with vengeance on us, it seems...100's are a tad too hot for doing much. I wanted to try something new with the mare on Wednesday...but getting to the barn after noon, proved to be unbearable to think of tacking up. Once in the woods it is cooler normally so, but that thought of- preparing to go there, had me in a sweat!
I must prepare for a NEW ADVENTURE the mare and I are to en devour tomorrow...
I took my mare into the vet Tuesday before work, and he did a series of tests on her and asked me questions about her recent health. It took all of 20 minutes and I saved $51 bucks by driving her there myself. YUP...catch that..I drove her there myself!
I am soo loving my truck and hooking up to my trailer and going whenever and where ever I wish!
And WHY- did I go to the vet and get this certificate? You may ponder...'bout now...
I must cross state lines to go to my first ever
I am nervous and excited all at the same time!
Today...EARLY- beating the heat, drove to the end of our road down from the barn and parked the truck...got the 2 tarps out and the rope...and walked up the Trail to place those tarps on the trails...and tie the rope to a log, so we could drag it.
The mare...she did so well!
I have never ridden over a tarp before, and on the ground, she has never allowed me to get her toes on one either...Today, she walked across both of them...after hard investigation and snorting..she willingly went right through the middle!
And the Log dragging...it went equally as well. I had tied the rope around a tree...so I could side step on over, and grab it. She allowed me that and then I made sure she was okay with the rope all over her head,neck and romp too. I then faced the log and made the rope taunt...pulling it towards us..no prob..I then asked her to back with the log following us-no problem!
Only once..as I turned and the log came closer to her then before, did she wince and side step away making me drop the rope -on purpose- to let her have a lack of pressure from the thing. I got off and picked the rope up again..and dragged it all over before tying the rope on the tree again for some other time.
Wish me luck and say some prayers please....though I attempted to enlist some moral support personal...no one has stepped up to accompany me...wa! I go it alone and they don't have a "Schooling ride, I found out!
All for FUN, I say...We can do it!
Have a wonderful weekend in the summer time all!