The holiday weekend came with a lot of rain, so not a lot in the way of riding happened. I did get to ride in the fields, but just at walk and trot on Saturday, and rode Sunday morning, but Eli’s edginess is surfacing with such irregular turnout. Showing this Saturday looks less and less likely, and I am not sure what the rain date is or whether I’ll be able to show again until September. Yeah. September. There are some summer shows at the same place as our last show, but honestly I am too sensitive to heat stress so I am reluctant to commit to any of those. I also have August travel plans that I need to iron out soon, so some fun money may go to that instead of a horse show.
The long weekend did allow me time to catch up with friends who visited from out of town, both on Sunday and Monday. I ate a lot this weekend, is the short version.
Eli’s heel grab has grown out about an inch and the look of it makes me nervous, but he is sound and, well, just not working that hard right now because of weather. I hope it stays a non-issue.
Just in case it doesn’t rain, I brought the riding gear with me to work … although after the rain Monday morning even the fields may be too soft/muddy/slick.