Snow is melting, Sun is starting to shine again. Mud is back....
We had an eventful ride as my friends horse was doing the same as Corky... noticing EVERYTHING 'new' that is starting to peek out of the snow. My friend did a good job working to keep him steady but it was a big task yesterday.
Perhaps the relaxation exersises worked too well.. because as you can see... from the picture of Sunny by himself, the side of the saddle AND the side of his face! are muddy... Yep, he decided that a Happy Birthday to Janeen roll was needed.. while I was IN the saddle! (Maybe I have been working on his lay down too much... hhehehee). I thought he was bending down to scratch his face... I knew something was 'different' when my foot touched the ground! I promptly hopped out of the saddle and then asked him to get up before he hurt his back by rolling on my saddle! He did - phew! What a guy. Hot sun, muddly and itchy from sweat and shedding hair.... poor guy.
I took the saddle off so he could have a good roll but he opted not to at that point.
Thanks again for inviting us out on such a beautiful day for a Birthday Ride!
Cyndi and Sunny from Bourget, Ontario, Canada (east of Ottawa)