Okay, I know it’s been a while, but there’s been a lot going on! I’m a busy horse these days, you know. I’ve been making friends all over the place!
A few nights ago, Mommy showed up at the barn super late in the evening with a friend of hers. It was so late, I’d already eaten my dinner grain and half of my night hay, and I was taking a nap when they arrived! Mommy said her friend’s name was Ashley, and that she’d known Ashley for a long time. I could tell that Ashley was a horsewoman, because she walked right up to me and began petting my face and scratching behind my ears! Ashley lives in Washington D.C. and came to Nashville just to meet me!
Mommy and I worked in the dressage arena, even though it was really dark; that arena has lights that are almost as bright as daytime. I loved showing off for Ashley because she always clapped and cheered me on when I did something well! (And even sometimes when I didn’t!)
And last night, I met another one of Mommy’s friends. Apparently, she’s known this guy even longer than she’s known my friend, Ashley!
His name is Anthony, and he immediately won me over when he gave me some treats!
Anthony lives in California and also in Dallas. I’ve never been to either of those places, but Anthony said that I’d probably like them both. And you know what? He came to Nashville just to see me!
Anyway, I thought that Anthony was going to watch Mommy and me ride, but as it turned out, he was there to take a riding lesson, himself!
He did a great job, and he’s going to take another lesson tomorrow.
I had today off, though I didn’t mind it one bit. I got to go outside into a paddock with lots of grass while Anthony had his riding lesson, and I was happy to come in when they were done. It was hot today! And the flies were biting me non-stop!
You see, the reason I had today off is because I banged my ankle when I was being silly in my stall, and it was swollen today when Mommy got there. She wanted me to go out for a little while in order to help with the circulation, but she didn’t want me to stay out too long because she knew I would probably end up hurting myself… again. When I went back inside, Mommy told me that I’d better not have any more bumps or bruises when she came back again to check on me! She told me that if I didn’t, and I was all in one sound piece, I would get to actually do some work tomorrow!
That’s about all I have to say for today, friends. Stay out of the heat and make sure you have lots of water to drink! I’ll catch y’all later!