Today was a beautiful day. Mommy spent a long time grooming on me this morning, and then I got to go out into the big field with Leo. It was sunny and warm… just perfect.
Later in the day it got cloudy, but it was still very warm. Mommy said it was 63 degrees. We had a really good workout today, too. Mommy wanted me to have a day of “stretching” since I worked so hard yesterday, and I was a little bit sore (mostly my butt muscles). She said she wasn’t going to touch my mouth, and she was going to let me stretch however I wanted to – as long as I listened to her about how fast to go and all that.
Well, what I didn’t realize was that, when Mommy said she wasn’t going to touch my mouth, she meant it literally. She actually tied the reins in a knot and laid them on my neck, directing me with her seat and her leg. And I was perfect! It was a lot of fun. We did circles, lots of transitions – walk, trot, canter, trot, walk, etc – and some flying lead changes. Mommy didn’t touch the reins the entire ride! It was a pretty tough workout, too, even though I was just stretching and we only worked for about a half hour. But I was pretty sweaty by the time we finished.
So, since it was still about 63 degrees – according to Mommy – she actually gave me a warm shower! It felt so good that I even stuck my face under the hose and made Mommy laugh!
After my shower, Mommy and I walked all the way around the outside of the arena and I got to eat what little grass I could find. It was mostly dead or brown, but we did find a few good patches – and I even found some clover! I ate that up as quickly as I could. I love clover! It’s my favorite. I also saw a ladybug.
After a half hour, I was dry; at that point, Mommy decided that I could go home to eat my dinner hay, and wait for uncle Mike to come back down and give us all our grain. It was a really good day, and I can’t wait to see what we’re doing tomorrow.
Alright friends. I’m hitting the hay. No, I mean my night hay. I’m starving! Catch y’all tomorrow…