I LOVE my horses. Of course, this isn't news, but the past two weeks have been exceptionally good for us and I just can't get enough of them. We are in that safe and happy comfort zone where everything works and we trust each other no matter what.
Last Thursday was the only day I didn't get to ride. Instead I rode the mower. I decided to make a "track" around the outside of some of my pastures.
The horses can't be turned out there yet because the grass was so long when I cut it. I have to wait a week until it dries and is safe for our little Foggy. He is prone to choke. I have been riding the horses on the new paths and I love them, but the horses all think that pasture riding is boring. They make me laugh how slow they go in there - nothing new and exciting in there for them. Pie especially says, "ho hum" and requested a long adventure walk out through the town after the pasture ride. He walks over to the road and sighs and stands and waits for me to look both ways and then we cross over to a small side road. One motorist stopped and smiled and said that the borough should build us a bridle path. Oh, I agree!!!!
Yesterday was fall shots day, only this year I gave them myself. Even Pie was good for his nasty bee stings. My veterinarian has increased her prices - in May our spring shots for three horses was $600! I remember riding in the veterinarian truck back in the day when inoculations for three horses might have cost $60. Am I really saying this? I sound like my relatives from the Depression - get out the violin because you know, I also walked to school both ways uphill...but, $600! My husband wondered why she doesn't just make it an even $1000.
After our rides yesterday, I left the horses in the barn to snooze while I scrubbed and refilled the outside water buckets. When I came back inside to turn them out I found Sovey's lower lip like this:
Horses make me giggle with all their silly, wonderful ways. Sleepy lip is one of the cutest things. And Foggy's fuzzy bunny ears, and Pie's head lower to look in my eyes, and the way Sovereign stuck his head in a car window yesterday on our ride, and Foggy's fast, determined stride to anywhere, and Pie's head turn and pocket nuzzle for carrots, and Sovereign's statue pose so I can mount out on the trail...I LOVE my horses.