Those look like little porcupine quills on my sleeve but really, they are out-of-focus brumby hair! This is scientific proof that the days are getting longer! Lilly is shedding a little! This past Monday, on behalf of Presidents Washington and Lincoln, I got up on the early side and zoomed over to see Lilly. It seemed like a beautiful day.
School was out all week so Jackie came over and did some Liberty work with Pokey. Here she is teaching him to whoa while she runs all over. You can just see her in this picture circling around the barrel. I went down to the ring to break up the ice in all the hoof divets and to set up my obstacle course for some quality ring work. Although these pictures make it look perfect outside, the wind was loathesome. First-- it was cold, and second, it was so gusty and scary, I knew my obstacle course event was doomed.
Sure enough, Lilly was greatly crabby and distracted. Jackie watched as she gave me a buck and then confessed she was glad she wasn't the only one with a horse with a tendency to misbehave. I don't know why my brumby must fight with me for title of Queen. Doesn't she know that I reign supreme? In this picture you see the foam noodles that I was using for poles. They bent gracefully in the wind like palm fronds in Florida. Minus the awesome Florida warmth. Then it was so windy some of the cones with their fronds flopped over. Yes, the wind was infuriating.
Bill came down in the ring and worked with QTee a little bit. In the end I was at the farm for three hours. Then I got in my Toyota and drove to Target which is like home away from home for me. Isn't that terrible? I should not admit things like that. They don't even sell horse tack there.
This weekend it might rain. We shall see.