Here is the cute Pie-Pie boy yesterday afternoon. If you click the photo above you will see a short video of him being adorable and nodding when I ask him if he wants to go for a ride. Our heat wave was ushered out with a few days of storms and rain. I think the gang loved being out in the storms. They hadn't seen rain in weeks and now their coats and tails are so shiny!
I ended up riding all three horses yesterday. I didn't ride them far because the bugs were bad, but to ride all three is still good for me. I usually run out of energy after two rides. I put them in the barn around 11 am. I do this each day so the two horses that I don't ride can rest and munch hay and regroup. Most days, Foggy snuggles down in his stall for these rest times.
I rode Pie first with his saddle. It was cool and I knew we could trot a little. Here is his map and data.
I love this info! I have to remember to use it though. I've had a couple of rides when I had my phone with me but forgot to set the app to track the ride. Pie's rides are slow and we stopped to talk to neighbors many times. Pie is very social!
Here is Sovey's head from my next ride. If you click the photo above you can see some video of the ride. When I returned with Pie, Foggy was sleeping and Sovey gave me the quiet nicker that means, "Is it my turn?" so out we went bareback. Here is his map and data below:
When Sovereign and I returned, Foggy was awake and eager. I started grooming him and thought that would be enough, but his little doe eyes looked to me like he wanted to do more, so I slipped on the bridle and rode out bareback. He wanted to cross over to the church, his new favorite haunt. It had just rained, but I tested his footprints. He is the dainty one who never makes a mark so we went over. We were not there long and I thought we could ride more on our own property. I had to dismount to cross the street on the way home because there were a million cars for some reason. After we got back over, I just walked him back to the barn. You can see from his map and data that Foggy walks twice as fast as Sovereign and twice as fast as Pie trots!
What a fun day on the boys. I think today I am only going to ride one. I am big into quality and riding all three in the summer is just a little rushed because I always have my Maizie girl waiting at home for me. She finished up her USTA season on Wednesday with some great matches at Sectionals. Here is a photo of her in action.