Greetings from what has felt like the panhandle rain forest. It has literally rained almost every day for the last month. I’ve practically lived in my striped wellies. But the sun is finally shining!!!
Sorry for my brief absence, but last week was a tad busy. I had five sickies in the house, school was cancelled and our town had the threat of an evacuation to safer grounds. Not that easy with 4 kids and 3 horses. And not the easiest time to blog. It took me a full week to recover from all of the drama.
Now I’m back.
The horses have taken a hard hit with all of the downpour. Their ten acres is still pretty flooded. Here is the current view walking to the arena. Did I mention I killed a three foot rattle snake that was near our herd one night? Scary as heck but I didn’t think twice. Don’t get between momma and her horses.
Not much the horses can do in flooding situations. No need to worry, we’ve found ways to keep them entertained on some of our rainy days. Here is Brielle “grooming” one of our little equestrians…
Horses are incredibly social creatures, which is one of the reasons they’re fun to ride. Grooming is part of their socializing process and a way to express affection to members of their herd. It was a compliment that Brielle groomer her little person.
Horses are also flight animals, which means they find any strange noise or movement a threat to their lives. Savez was worried I was going to murder her when I showed up one rainy day with an umbrella. Thankfully she trusts me, so with a little training, I was able to get her comfortable with the scary monster umbrella.
Marlee took advantage of his extra snuggle time on our rainy days. Of our three horses, he is the one who will find any excuse to lounge in his lair. Diva!
This weekend we’re training for the PHJA show, which is only seven days away. So excited because both of my girls will be riding!!! I’ll keep you posted on their progress…