I am not sure what St Patrick was famous for. But I have a pretty strong feeling that it was not because he was an excellent horse trainer. In any event, Saint Patrick, whoever he was and wherever he is, may be pleased that on Saturday in the gloom and doom of the ring, we practiced desensitizing with a green tarp.
Of course, what would be a day on horseback without the usual camera hi-jinx? I have a lot of pictures of Bill snapping a photo of me snapping a photo. And he has the same, vice versa. I do not know why this cracks me up. It is not even that funny. Still, it cracks me up anyway. To see a 21 second video of Cody versus The Green Tarp, follow this link:
If you would like to see a video Bill made of the same day with a few more ring activities that we did, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeL0C5CC2EWe did quite a few things in the ring, even though part of it was unusable because there was still ice there. My brumby did not like the tarp, even though she sees one up by her food trough (blowing wildly in the wind, I might add) every darn day. There is something about a tarp in the ring that she does not like one bit.
www.smallpetselect.com They make a lot of claims about how great their hay is. And I must admit, it is very nice hay. For one thing, it's green which is nice (and also fitting for St. Patrick's Day), and it also smells yummy: two important factors when feeding my picky eaters. Here are two of them: Spider and Licorice. Licorice is the rabbit Kestrel brought home from school after claiming a little girl in her class claimed it was mean and was going to set it free in her backyard. I was forced to intervene, even though I quickly found out that Licorice is in fact a rather crabby rabbit.
GO TEAM NEW ENGLAND!