It's been a cool week for July. Barely getting up to the 70's and down to the high 40's at night.
So Chyann and I decided to take advantage of this nice horse riding weather.
The bugs were ferocious though!
All the fields around us are planted in corn and it's getting tall so we try to stay next to the wash areas since it's a whole lot easier to ride through tall grass than it is corn.
Some areas of the wash were totally mowed down/pushed down like there had been a river flowing through it, which there probably was with the 9" of rain we had.
All was going well until the wash area gave way to corn and it was tall corn as you can see.
We've rode through tall corn in the past with no issues so decided to push on through it.
I had to pull my legs high up on Scotches' withers to stay on him; the corn was pulling at my legs like you wouldn't believe, almost sucking me off.
Jenny freaked a little so Chyann got off and came out just hanging on her side.
Jenny was fine at first, until we got on the drive way at which point she full out freaked.
No idea why. Horses are fickle like that I guess.
She even reared up which scared the absolute living shit out of Chyann (and me)!!
I gotta give the girl credit though she stayed on and the moment Jenny's front hooves touched the ground she brought her around in an emergency stop type bend.
Then got off.
Scary shit folks.
Catching her breath afterwards.
She even got back on and rode her home.
That girl has got grit.
Me? I'd have probably pissed my pants then puked from fear (I wasn't far from it actually).
Meanwhile back home the Hubby was oblivious to the drama taking place just down the driveway as he did Gypsy's hooves with a little help from Dodger.
Why do dogs love hoof scraps?
The rest of the evening was spent decompressing on the back porch.
Did I tell you I got some new flower baskets?
I love them.
Big baseball weekend coming up and it's going to be HOT and HUMID!
Those boys better take care of business quick when they are in the field as this heat and humidity will suck the juice right out of them.
Have a good one :)