Friday, July 19, 2013

Rainy July?

We NEVER have rain around here in July!  Not this year, we have had softball games cancelled and pastures too wet to ride horses in.  Craziness!  Last summer, we spent 60 days straight with no rain, so this was really a blessing.  We were just talking about getting some hay for the horses, and now, suddenly we have green grass again.

Gracie has literally been riding 4-5 days a week.  With all that training, that Lucy will do anything she asks.  That horse hates the rest of us, but when she looks at Gracie, you can just see the love.  She would do anything to please Gracie Pearl.  She rides bareback a lot, jumping, galloping and going everywhere.  Most days Gracie and Lucy are out riding before 7:00 in the morning so they can beat the heat.  Sometimes Ally, Daniel, or Elana come along on Saxie.  The girls go down to a neighbor's land and on the day of this picture, they went exploring in a nearby abandoned pasture.  I love that they have places they can go and explore on horseback.

1 comment:

Quiltingranny said...

Animals are amazing. My grandfather raced Harness horses when I was a child and we were always at the track with him. One day he asked me to brush and groom a horse and somehow I went into the wrong stall, I was talking to the horse, he was nuzzling me, I brushed and combing him and even braided his mane. Then my grandpa's helper came over and began going crazy and pulled me out of the stall. Seems the horse was pretty nasty tempered, but never to me. My grandfather told the men, if the horse will work with her, let her be! I think we were both sad the day he had to go back to his farm!