Luckily we are still getting beautiful summer sunshine. But I'm a little itty-bitty bit excited for some fall crispness. I can smell it in the air!
I had a busy Labor Day weekend of riding. My Boy led and followed on two large trail rides (over 15 horses.) He was a really good boy! I have never had my horse going so well in the arena or on the trail. He much prefers the trail over the arena (both follow his pasture, of course!)
Little Howdy is nearing two months old and getting big! His baby coat is starting to shed and underneath is some bright red hair. We still think he is going to be a bay. He is wearing his big boy halter now and learning to lead.
He is doing very well. I am picking up his hooves and holding them. He almost always comes to the fence for scratches and pets. There are still things to work on before winter but so far Howdy shows a good mind on him. And oh boy, is he FAST! And I personally think he has a nice little flat-kneed lope. But maybe all foals do?
My Boy loves Howdy and his mama Ruby. In fact, I'm pretty sure he thinks he's Howdy daddy! When he visits the ranch he gets to live next door to them and he thinks that is pretty cool. He's a good babysitter.
I had the chance to go to the rodeo. I love watching a good rodeo! The highlight was watching Lindsay Sears do a barrel run on her mare Martha. I watched a few runs before her that but oh boy, when Lindsay came out and Martha turned those barrels....it seemed to be lightyears of skill and talent from the others!
I also watched a western shooting horse event. Have you ever watched mounted shooting? It looks like a lot of fun! I think the riders with the fastest times make it look a bit easy. Firing a gun at balloons while running top speed and steering your horse through a pattern of poles has to require a bit of practice and skill!
Someone is getting a bath tonight!
Well I'm off...... hoping to stay busy making cowgirl jewelry and getting ready to set up a small flea market this weekend.