The mares Pantz and Washashe, having a good munching on the fall grasses just a few weeks ago...after the weather we've had recently, grasses don't look so much like this anymore! The weather has changed for all, and drastically so!
Hang in , those who have Snow in October!
Everything seems to be on the slow down around here...there are much wetter times afoot and colder. The mare is already in her blanket days, mostly because till a week ago- we had the warmest, nicest autumns...I was riding in short sleeves, but the mare...she started to have Toxic Bug Bites. She is ULTRA sensitive and the mild weather brought some nasties about...I showed up after being gone just overnight to find, a dozen welts-on the mare's hind end-ooozing a very crusty serum. When I picked them off, they left a bald patch, the hair came right off! She was not fond of me attending to them, but they itched as well as hurt so, I got the job done and applied "calm coat" to them all.
They were right on down to her legs as well. Having the blanket on stopped 90 percent of them and now, with freezing temps-hope that kills those suckers!
Last week my sis came over to ride, and we enjoyed the sunshine~
I've gone back to Bareback riding...oou that does feel good. Happy SNORTING happens often, from me and the mare! Well, I sigh.
The few times I have ridden out on the Tristian dressage saddle..it has not been comfortable...so it will be for flat only, after I have it customised for the mare soon.
~A sad note~
Took a farewell ride too last week, with my sweet Blond Beauty girlfriend...she also has the blond beauty horse, Skye~
We have been through some times together..good and some rough, but always ending sweetly.
She met a neat man and decided to go on adventure with him...so she gave a short notice, packed up all, and drove cross country with her steed to his ranch.
Last week, we met for our last ride (this year-this place).
We sure had some times of high adventure this past year...my favortites were the times we rode into the sunsets!
Our horses will miss each other as well, they found some interesting things to ponder while we rode together too!
I had gone out to see her off last week...but after 2 hours, I went on my ride before the weather turned on me...of course, she came while I was out riding, and when I returned...I found a huge hole where her trailer used to be in the row..and just small remnants of her leaving...as I bawled my eyes out!
She leaves such a HUGE hole in my heart too...
We hopefully will share more times together, as she may move to Sister's, Oregon sometime- if all goes as planned.
For now, memories of our times together will be there always~
Our Joseph trip. Morning stroll with horse and friend
So my solace has been found while riding out alone these past few times...the mare seemingly happy, snorting as we ponder the surrounds of where we ride.
When I returned from our good, yet wet ride yesterday...the mare had donned a fall display upon her fuzzy nose band. She looked right at me, as I captured the image.
Love this mare-o-mine
Hope your lessons, rides, times and plans are coming along for the best this Fall.
I am just enjoying the slower pace and looking forward to this new chapter in life's book of times.