Sunday, July 05, 2009

things to do with one's horse

whilst wearing a skirt... because it was SOOOOO hot i really didn't want my legs enclosed in jodphurs! so we did groundwork, which i thought was about right for the circumstances....apart from me being overheated, molly was really unhappy to be brought in (maggie one of the other mares had been in last night for a show today, so molly only wanted to stay out with her and Lady) and it took 2 of us to get her.. at least they didn't tank off down the other end of the field, which is huge and hilly of course.

so bounced about her stable whilst i brushed her off, whilst listening to see if she could hear maggie & lady (not)

so just did a bit of ropecircling stuff, getting her paying attention to me and so on...that was good, fed and turned out and they all cantered to each other! happily another mare goes out tuesday.

as i left, the wind got up .. could see big black cloud over home 4 miles away .. it was, torrential rain, soaed getting from car to house so much that i had to change.... rivers running down the road!

it's stopped now, of course

and that should help it all be a shade cooler...

6 comments:

Jean said...

The skirt is a good excuse. *G* Just kidding, of course. I go out in shorts to lunge when it's really hot, so I know how you feel.

As usual, any little bit of progress you can make is worth the effort. Molly needs to realize she will survive if she is not with her pals.

Hope it cooled off. We've had another beautiful day here. I kind of wasted it, but enjoyed the few moments I've shared with the weather so far.

trudi said...

ohhh, a skirt;now I'm sure I have one somewhere, lol

Di said...

LOL , I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt, in fact I don't even own one now!!!!!! I lead such an elegant life.

c2b said...

This just conjured up pictures in my head of you in full frock and lippy with a pair of steel capped builders boots on!!
Ok so I am off for my morning medication now....
Well done for finding your mobile!

Claire said...

now that would be amusing.. especially as I don't DO full frock and lippy, LOL!

Danni said...

Paying attention to the person at the controls when they are preoccupied with their herd is always a triumph.

Am laughing about the skirt. You probably wouldn't have looked out of place at Glasto in a skirt and horsey footwear :D I almost resorted to that before I left, it was so uncomfortably hot! I used to muck out in my officey suits, and many a time I've minced through a muddy pasture in 4in heels. Gone are them days!