Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I’m so very glad we were spared the wrath of Hurricane Hermine and able to enjoy a long weekend under blue skies and bright sunlight. I took an extra day off from work last week to run some errands and visit Quest. My mom decided to accompany me to the barn since she has never been to WSS since we moved.
When we arrived, I found Quest was peaceably standing in the run-in with B’s warmblood mare Duck while the rest of the herd grazed much further out in the main field. Duck can be rather alpha in pasture and Quest is usually with her mid & lower ranked mare friends. All was well though.
After getting mareface groomed and cleaned up, I touched up her fronts. I’ve been doing little trims to try as much I can to keep her comfortable while healing.
Then we played dress up with a new black biothane trail bridle I found SUPER cheap on a FB tack group. I was looking for just black reins and found the bridle with the reins thrown in as part of the package. The price was way too good to pass up.
The browband was a little huge but everything else fit fine
I retied the orange rope halter and added on some purple paracord- it looks so snazzy on Quest! I also organized my tank trunk and took a bunch of stuff home to wash. It was a short visit but a lot was accomplished.
On Saturday, I was able to snag a ride at the old barn. I had not ridden Smokey in a couple months but it went well. A told me he got worked hard the day before so I really had my work cut out for me with an extremely unmotivated horse. We focused on forward trotting and managed to get in some nice short canter sets before calling it a day with arena riding. A and I then took the horses out for a short trail ride.
|Western turned English pony|
All in all, it was a good horse-filled start to a long weekend. I’m really looking forward to riding more this month.