Three great (some rain but sun too) days in a row and three great rides on Pie and Sovereign. Here is Sovey during our post-ride grazing session yesterday posing by the cherry tree.
On Easter Sunday morning I rode Sovey and put the other two boys in the barn in their stalls with hay and snacks and water. Usually I put them in special pastures but our pastures have all gone to muck. It rains everyday now, even if the sun comes out later. Then, it is humid and buggy and muddy. Our barn has screen doors (!!!) so it is cool and fly-free. Sunday was the first time I put them in there when I rode and I have to say it was wonderful. Pie and Foggy were sleepy and peaceful when Sovereign and I returned.
This photo, above, shows Sovey's bridle with the throat latch that goes nowhere and the reins hooked to the noseband. We like this!
On Monday, Pie and I had to head out at noon because of the morning downpours. It was squishy and humid, but look at the violets! I left Sovey and brother, Foggy, together in the barn and they were equally happy.
The neighborhood beside us was built in the 1960's on top of a creek that ran through our property. The creek is gone, but with all our rains, the basements in these homes have flooded. The people have been pumping water out with sump pumps. In this photo, Pie encountered wild looking black plastic pipe, coiled and drying on a clothesline. He looked and thought about it for a few seconds, and then did nothing. What a good boy!
This photo is blurry because Pie is pawing for a treat from my mom (spoiled), but you can see that I am riding in shorts and a sleeveless shirt. It was 77 degrees!
Sovey ears and my uncle's barn in background.
Now you see the dandelions...
now you don't!
Sovey loves to munch dandelions and violets. He is a salad gourmand.