I'm really struggling to remember what happened last Friday, but based on the photos in my camera roll it appears it was hot AF and I did not ride, lol. Saturday we had to spend the better part of the day picking up shavings. Our bulk supplier was unexpectedly out when we went to get some last month, and sourcing another bulk provider that didn't have any that didn't have walnut (bad) or pieces of nails and garbage (also bad) has been exhausting. We ended up having to drive out to Versailles (locals pronounce it ver-sales, which makes me twitch), which is very solidly Amish country! We passed some really cool stores I desperately wanted to stop at haha. The shavings we picked up were actually pretty nice, all things considered, and way cheaper than our usual place. Although of course the 3 hours round trip drive and additional diesel means overall the cost probably comes out in the wash, lol.
|My reward for unloading 4 yards of shavings by hand 🤤|
|Is this real life? It is. |
Sunday we had plans to take the boat out in the afternoon, so I made sure I was up early to get both horses ridden. Ruby was her usual rockstar self. We have gradually worked up to wearing the equibands through most of our dressage schools, although I'm mindful of how much trot/canter work she does wearing them.
|Perfect bay ears. |
|Too lazy to take her fly boots off lol. |
Cinna is still only wearing them for half rides, because she's getting ridden less than Ruby. I'm trying to be better about making sure I write notes about my rides in the equisense, because it really does help me identify trends and adjust accordingly. Adding photos from each ride helps too, because then I can remember exactly what tack they were in (which is actually how I identified that cinna hated my schleese, I finally realized all the "bad" rides were in it and the "good" rides were in my other saddle lol). It's nice to have easy ways to help my scatterbrained self keep track of things!
|Mixing it up on the bridle front. It was an unsuccessful experiment, back to the eponia/nathe next ride. |
|Dead people corner. Forever and ever. Sigh. |
I was spectacularly productive and wrapped up with the horses by 9:30, so they got settled in front of fans before it got hot, and then we got the boat all sorted out for an afternoon on the water.
Cici wants to be a boat dog! We didn't take her Sunday, but I'm sure we will in the future, she has a cute lil life jacket she can wear.
|Got a lot of reading done and a little suntan haha. |
Although didn't get to squeeze in a lesson, it was still a really productive weekend! And thank god I got rides in Sunday, because we've been under a heat advisory all week and spoiler alert, the horses have mostly been off work 🥵🥵
Man it's hard enough staying organized with one horse, can't imagine two! Glad that the equisense is your 1 stop shop and helps you identify trendsReplyDelete
I drop the ball trying to juggle two a lot, clearly 🤣 the equisense helps so much though! Like it really calls me out on how many times I use it for each individual horse 🙈 lolDelete
Lived in NYC for a few years - where Houston St is pronounced How-ston, and in Houston, where San Felipe St is pronounced San Fill-up-ee...(exploding brain emoji)ReplyDelete
Also that cup is perfect and I NEED ONE
I grew up in STL with a lot of very French-named streets and the butchery was.... Something else 🤣 you could always tell when we picked up new news anchors from out of state lol.Delete
The cup is from Get Bullish, they have a website and an Etsy store 😁 it's my favorite!
What river do you boat on? It looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
These photos were actually taken at Mark Twain Lake 🙂 the "new" boat is fiberglass, not aluminum, so my husband is less comfortable on the river than he was with our previous aluminum jonboat. Previously though we spent a lot of time on the Missouri and Osage Rivers.Delete
Sounds like a great day! Nice to get the horses done early and have boat time in the afternoon!ReplyDelete
It's a good balance, as long as I'm motivated to get up early 🤣Delete