We cruised out through the neighborhood and Blaze walked out nicely for J. With J not used to saddle time and the vet scheduled in a few hours we figured we’d go a few miles and head back. I had just bought a pair of size 2s last week, since both Desire and Blaze wear size 2s and I only had one well worn pair. I congratulated myself on my planning ahead, since it meant I had four size 2s (but no spares) to slap on their fronts when J randomly wanted to ride. D is wearing the new burgundy 2s here:
It was fun to be out chatting with J in a different environment. Just nothing like riding 🙂
We rode back into the yard just as the phone was ringing, with the vet regretfully cancelling due to a very sick baby. It was our second miss on an appointment this week, but it’s the country and it happens. I’m sure she would rather be doing routine shots and blood work than dealing with emergencies or sick babies! It was nice to get the timely call too, so I knew I could clean up the horses and put them away instead of waiting and wondering. They both got baths, lots of fly spray, and headed back to clean up the last of their breakfasts, and J and I realized how warm we were, in fact how much warmer the day was in general.
And then this happened, to pretty much all of us:
Suddenly, it was hot. The horses stood in their shady sheds, lazily swishing flies while the 2 goat girls, Maizie and Nan, were kept at their safe distance, dreaming goat-y dreams under the oaks at least thirty feet away from the Cool Kids shed area. Cats snored on dog beds and on top of my covered saddles in the tack room. Dogs snored on human furniture, and the humans weren’t much more lively.
A fun hot last day of May. Hotter today. Happy June, everyone!