Sunday I had a photoshoot with a fellow boarder at the barn, and I think it turned out pretty well. Alison, you and LJ and Loaner are so photogenic!
After some car maintenance in the early afternoon, my mom and DH and I hit the trails for an early birthday celebration for me -- my favorite kind of celebration! We took Trigger, Jack and Ruby. Jack was his normal hyperactive self, Trigger was lazy and always dragging behind, and Ruby was somewhere in between. I did make a concerted effort to practice some of the bending exercises we worked on in last week's lesson, so I feel like it was mildly productive at least! We rode about 6 miles -- mostly at the walk, but a little bit of trot, and a brief canter stint.
|In which I still suck at selfies...
|My mom and Jack
|So. Shiny. :-D
Today was a light day -- very hot/humid so I just lunged Ruby. The temp will be dropping about 10 degrees tomorrow, which is perfect, since we have our second lesson tomorrow! She has a weird udder swelling that we've been dealing with for the last 8+ weeks (will probably devote a blog post to it at some point) but I tried some hydrotherapy today to see if I can get it reduced. One day didn't make a difference, but hopefully a solid week or two will help return things to normal!