Sunday, November 17, 2013

First rides

It's been one of those weeks where everyday is busy and crazy and I fall into bed every night thinking whew glad this day is done.

The week started out decent enough.
Had my first ride last Sunday.
Just me and Scotch.
It was a beautiful day. 
Scotch did wonderfully for having not been rode for eight weeks. He didn't even have a problem going out by himself. I was amazed.
It felt incredible to be out for a ride again.

Some crazy cold front moved in Monday through Wednesday and damn it was cold out.
Freaking windy and high temps in the low 20's - burr.
Course those were the days we put wood in the basement.
Very thankful to have been the one in the basement stacking wood rather than in the Hubby's shoes outside shucking the wood down to me. Good thing he's tough.
Thursday was more wood, but the temps warmed up some so it wasn't so miserable of an endeavor.

And Friday.
Remember that old song by Loverboy? Working for the weekend?
It played in my head all week.

Friday finally.
Chyann and I took a ride and it was fantastic.
Even warmer temps in the low 50's.
The sky was gorgeous.

A little panoramic on horse back turned out pretty good too.
Scotch has a hard time standing still unless he's eating so he really did well being still so I could get the three pictures required for this one.

Don't know if you can see it, but this field was planted about a month ago with winter wheat and it is actually coming up already - about an inch high in some spots and almost two inches in other areas.

 On the edge of the field there is a culvert that feeds into the above wash.
It always has a little water coming out of it and a few mud holes right on the trail. I couldn't get Scotch to go over it and had to take him down to a drier area to cross. 

Chyann decided she and Jenny would attempt to jump it.
Assessing the situation.

And finally after a few false starts - totally clearing the water and mud holes with ease!
Sure it may be a little blurry, but that is the best picture ever!

 We had so much fun!

I really need another horse though.
Scotch as sweet and willing as he is, is just a smidge too short for my liking and Gypsy is just too old to do a lot of riding on.

Hay is still at a premium around here. 
Our hay guy didn't get a whole lot put up over the summer so the Hubby has started buying bagged feed to supplement the hay.
Don't know what we'll do when his cow comes home.
We see they've starting feeding the cows she is running with at least two 1000lb bales a day. 
So figure she'll be coming home anytime now.

That's all for now. 
Signing off.
Have a nice day.


tainterturtles said...

The weather was great a couple days ago and I'm glad you and Chyann could get out for ride. Poor Scotch...he's kind of tender hearted isn't he?

Aunt Krissy said...

I can't wait to see you! I sent your brother a FB thing

Nicole said...

I agree, this weather is CRAZY! Looks like you guys had great weather to ride in toward the end of the week though. Wanna come load us up on some wood too please?!?!