We also got the arena dragged Thursday night (even after 2 solid weeks of rain, color me impressed!), so it was ready to rock and roll over the weekend!
Friday, DH and I hit up a tack auction with some friends, but since I’m saving for Rolex, I resisted the impulse to purchase junk tack I didn’t need… haha. Although I did kick myself later for missing out on some inexpensive western girths, especially because I needed an extra one on Sunday! Cici came along, and was a good little auction dachshund until the kids behind us wanted to pet her – then she barked at them. Since that’s basically how I feel about kids, I didn’t really blame her. Chalk that one up to a case of dogs resembling their owners, haha.
|Is there anything funnier than a big man with a little dog? Nah.|
Saturday was super productive in the property management department, but less so in the riding department. We have 17 acres, and more than I like is lawn, which requires near-constant mowing. We have two riding lawnmowers, so at least we can get it done marginally faster than if we only had one, but still… that ate up a chunk of my morning. We also had some errands to run, and then I had chores at the barn in the evening (and I snuck in a short trail ride on Ruby!). After I got home I did manage to also lunge with Cinna before my mom came over to watch Downton Abbey (#addicted). As always, she was super, even with her inconsistent work schedule.
I was playing musical bridles again and I tried her in my drop with a single-jointed snaffle, and she seemed remarkably unconcerned. So I'm still unclear if her previous angry chomping is completely bit-related, or if it's baby-related -- or if it's some combination of the two. So I'll keep playing around! For now I think our go to will remain the NS baucher on Otto, which seems to be her favorite (and mine too, incidentally!) I have even more to write about for Sunday, but the entry got away from me length-wise, so look for that tomorrow! ;)
NS + Otto = <3ReplyDelete
It's definitely my favorite look <3Delete
Holy hell that's a lot of mowing. Maybe it's time to get some goats (kidding but kind of not kidding)?ReplyDelete
Oh my God, if you were friends with me on Facebook you would see that is the battle I am currently fighting with DH hahaha. He wants goats and I don't!Delete
I'm totally on Cici's side with kids as well. My little dog also doesn't like them so I think you may be on to something there :)ReplyDelete
Little dogs FTW ;) they know what's up!Delete
I'm with you on the kids. My little dog agree too.ReplyDelete
Haha it's such a relief to know so many like-minded people!Delete
Dude, Rosie is like obsessed with children...she literally will follow them around and then roll over so that they can pet her. It's ridiculous.ReplyDelete
We had a dachshund like that, Snickers. She was my husband's dog 😋Delete
Ha so cool that she's so good about playing dress up with all the bits and bridles and pretty looks !ReplyDelete
She's a good egg 😋 all my horses are fairly tolerant, thankfully!Delete
Boo mowing. I watch my BO mow and maintain the property a lot and I realize when I get my own I do NOT want to keep much of it in a "must be mowed" state. The horse field can be drug twice a summer, but other than that, nopenopenope. Such a time suck!ReplyDelete
The "lawn" is DH's thing and I very much resent it because when we have a lot of rain, it needs to be mowed like -- weekly. Because he's so damn particular about it. I try not to bitch too much because he does a lot for the horses in his free time, but usually about a month into "mowing season" is when I totally melt down about all my wasted time 😂Delete