Rain Break

It does not rain in Texas in August, except maybe for a few days if there is a hurricane making landfall.

pigpen

Eli has done a whole lot of nothing this week. I couldn’t even get to the barn on Tuesday after work because of how bad the weather was. This is truly the most bizarre rain event I have experienced in Texas, because really, it does not rain like this in August ever. May? Yeah. October? Sure. But in August, Texas is typically a parched swath of burnt grass, the oppressive sun frying everything at 102F on a daily basis.

Luckily, last evening, we got a break from the rain for a bout 20 minutes–long enough to stick Eli in the round pen, which was really only muddy on one side … I didn’t work him, I just let him wander around while I did some yoga in the middle. I hope I can ride him tonight in the fields!

In the meanwhile, my mom has been going through some old stuff and found this gem:

horsesandaliens

My interests were clear from a young age: horses and The X-Files. And possibly trucks. Also unearthed are some kids’ books, one of which is an exquisitely illustrated book of nonsense verse.

horsefly

Again, featuring horses. Or donkeys …

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The look of utter scandalization on the pig’s face at the donkey not requesting a finger of Scotch is pretty much a look that ends up on my face daily for any number of reasons.

I have also been passing the time by pinning some equestrian fall style ideas. I am super into camel & grey with accents of wine & coral. So much grey. All the grey.

Hopefully next week I can get back to riding! While I invite the cooler temperatures to stay, I would like it if the rain could just hold off until after a September 10 schooling show I want to go to.

16 thoughts on “Rain Break

    • I didn’t really plan it, lol. I didn’t even have a mat. But Eli didn’t mind, and when I stopped and walked to the gate he walked over to the gate too like he knew we were done.

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  1. We found some old gems of mine while cleaning my grandparent’s house. My intentions were clear from the beginning as well, including several “floor plans” of how I planned to develop my grandparent’s farm into an equestrian paradise. Maybe I will dig them back out and post them.

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  2. I just LOVE camel in equestrian style!
    I do think the weather is crazy all over the world at the moment – we are pretty warm in New Zealand at the moment and that is pretty unheard of at this time of year!

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