Pond like puddle we take pleasure in. Sometimes with the mare pawing, often sipping. Or sometimes, just standing and gazing at the sky, while looking down!
We were able to get out a few times this week, for short and sweet rides. Either my energy, or the sky's energy, were foreboding.
It mattered not to the mare, she was into come what may.
One day we got in right as it began to spit. I had none of my rain gear on, so my leather saddle got a few dashes of moisture.
I finally made the switch to my "E- Z RIDE STIRRUPS". They are super duper comfortable...like cushioned platforms!
You can see the thin spot in Wa's mane above...soon, it'll all be that shortest length...makeover time is coming!
Wa was telling me that her top line was not supporting our longer rides with this harder, tree'd saddle. It is in need of some more wool flocking, so until then, the cushioning of the closed cell foam"bumper pad" will do the trick.
We came upon a herd of local llamas...and they suddenly presented us with a trail obstacle.
I knew what was about to happen so I focused myself straight ahead(after photo) .....
I had my leg on, and kept light contact with the mare. When it did happen...a Tandem Llama scratch...woo hoo...that noise sent Wa scooting forward! I allowed her to walk back to them and check it out, as they continued the itching. It was really funny!
There is always time for a bite here and there, makes the mare all relaxed as she chews the newly sprouted greens.
Fabulous water !! Really amazing color!! Even Wa seemed to take it in.
And another pond view offered us this little "Promise" reminder.
When the weather turns the corner, and I know it will for you too soon, my snowy/cold friends , it really lends lightness to one's spirit.
It has been wet, and more wet will surely come our way...but all and all ,"The Ridin' Days" are so welcome!