When getting covered in goop but still needing to handle boots in between times, it’s best to bring something to wipe your hands off on. Or, you know, this happens: (better than wiping my hands on A though, right?)
My nieces quite enjoyed the fluffy mini Doxies, and it was pretty mutual! M and Rip
Saturday morning A and I went out eagerly to see how our boot experiment had gone, and let’s just say Trial 1 is a failure, as Scrappy was standing at his fence line eagerly awaiting breakfast with both boot shells slid off and the boots hanging around his ankles. He had a slight wrinkle of consternation regarding the crap attached to his legs by the silly humans last night, but mostly had eyes only for hay. I’m thinking I’ll first try putting less goop in there, as I was pretty generous and I think when he put his foot down into the boot it really smooshed down and got slippery in there. My husband suggested vet wrapping the boot on, which is an interesting idea though I also get a vision of going out in the morning to feed and discovering Scrappy had hogtied himself with slipped vet wrap and muddy boots. Back to the drawing board there, but I’ve got a few idea and will post what comes next as it works out or doesn’t.
After a hearty breakfast the girls were ready to saddle up, so I pulled my faithful horse saint,Blaze, out of the field. I feel guilty these days that I don’t use Blaze more, I think he really enjoys some time out being used, but he is great babysitter/kid/LD horse, and I don’t do a whole lot of that stuff lately. Anyhow aside from basic maintenance and saying hey in his field, Blaze hadn’t been worked in the last month, but I knew he would be good for the kids and in fact I decided to up the ante to a “Trail ride” through the neighborhood instead of going in circles in the arena like last time.
❤ my sweet boy ❤
We cooled ourselves off at the river after our horse hike Saturday and spent the evening on a great dinner and board games; Sunday was shopping day, and there’s certainly nothing exciting to be told about the city consumer experience except that we did manage to find some critters for them to ride while in a mall, too!
The girls loved helping feed the horses every day and after horse chores and breakfast this a.m. my mom wrangled them up and they headed home. It’s always great to get to see and enjoy time with the family and seeing the next generation enjoy animals and especially get interested in the horse fun is also rewarding in and of itself.
My feeding crew led back to the barn by doxie Wilbur
Stay cool out there, it’s a balmy 102 degrees here!