So green here for August — so surreal! Really, I cannot convey to you how rare rain in August is in this area, and to have an overabundance of it blows my mind. I still get Eli moving for a few hours a day even with no real turnout available until the ground dries out a little. Hand-walking, grazing, walking under saddle, round pen time all together seem to be keeping Eli from going completely nuts.
I actually got in a fairly decent ride in the fields on Saturday, although Eli’s expressiveness ramps up by the day the longer he goes without real turnout, his “me” time. He had a vet appointment on Monday, so I got to the farm early to hand-walk, graze, and walk Eli under saddle at the very least to burn off a little nervous energy before the vet would take a look at him. His appointment went relatively smoothly and Eli didn’t throw any major tantrums, and we have got his maintenance program on track.
Weather more typical of late summer is expected this week, so I am hoping for drier turnouts and rideable footing in the arenas later this week. And to, like, you know, jump, maybe? Blog posts about the weather are freaking boring.